Swollen face?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by DelawareSilkie, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. DelawareSilkie

    DelawareSilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a turkey, a jake I think, that has a swollen face on his left side. It looks like a bubble, kinda bluish. Is this a bruise or something else? He frequents with my other chickens a lot. I had him since he was a little chick, and grew up with these birds. This is the first time I have ever encountered this situation. Please help.
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Can you post up a photo? Any respiratory signs (snotty/exudate around eyes/wheezing)?
     
  3. DelawareSilkie

    DelawareSilkie Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try to post a photo when my camera is working, also sorry for the elongated reply, having computer problems
     
  4. gr8ful

    gr8ful New Egg

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    I have had the same problem with some of my turkeys. I read some older posts on here and got some good info. (Use your same posing title and do a search.) Anyway, I got a product called Tylan 50 from the feed store. It worked great. I used the medicine syringe you get from the pharmacy for children's medicine and gave them between 1ml - 1-1/2ml once a day by mouth for a few days. If your turkeys are like mine, you will need help holding them down. [​IMG] When they look better, give it to them for one more day. My turkeys are all back to normal now.
     
  5. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Yesterday I noticed that my tom has a little swelling in the face area (near the eye). He also has some spots that were crusty. I gave him some Tylan. I think he will be ok.
     

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