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Swollen knee on turkey

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Newbee58, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Newbee58

    Newbee58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a male turkey that i noticed last week that he was limping. Checked his foot and didn't see anything. I thought maybe he had a sticker burr in it and i hoped i had goten it out.

    Today i noticed he was limping worse and panting. Checked his foot again and didn't see anything. So I ran my hand up his leg, realizing the knee joint was swollen and quite warm to touch. The other knee is fine.

    I have put him in a cage to keep him off the leg, but not sure what to do to help treat the joint. Can someone Please let me know what I need to do!

    I have also posted this under the turkey section.
     
  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    I've never had turkeys but ducks have a lot of leg problems and need niacin. Sounds like an injury though. I would try and keep him confined maybe . In humans Very hot either means blood clot or infection.
    I hope someone comes along that raises turkeys for you.
     
  3. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old? Could be an injury or joint infection. If the latter, he will need a course of antibiotics.
     
  4. Newbee58

    Newbee58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 to 6 months. What type of antibiotics?
     
  5. Eggsoteric

    Eggsoteric Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my 4 mo. old turkey hens recently had a joint infection. Vet placed her on Clavamox (7 day course to start, however, the course needed to be extended another 7 days). She's back to herself now - no limping.
     
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  6. Newbee58

    Newbee58 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was hoping it was something i could get from feed store and handle wirhout going to vet. As I don't have the money for vet.
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    @casportpony Would their be an antibiotic safe for turkeys either human or at the feed store ?
     

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