They're getting better!!!!

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Jocasta, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Jocasta

    Jocasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My nine week old turkey poults all got blackhead. I was so upset, everything I read suggested it was 100% fatal in young birds.

    I started putting some cayenne pepper in their feed and water and this seemed to buy me some time. I then (thanks to the info on the "hope this saves a turkey from blackhead" thread) started them on Metronidazole (50mg per kg of bird weight). It's only been two days but already, three of the four have completely pink heads again, they are all once again full of beans and one even (was particularly heartwarming) started strutting again this morning!!! [​IMG] I know it's early days and there's no guarantee that they'll make a full recovery but I'm so chuffed to see this! I can't even begin to tell you all how grateful I am for the awesome advice in that thread!
     
  2. Inkheart

    Inkheart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2010
    Columbus Ohio
    That is great news!!!!![​IMG]
     
  3. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great. I think at this point, the odds of a full recovery are pretty good. You've got the parasites on the run, the only thing that could probably interfere would be if they came down with something else now, like a respiratory disease. But that's not likely.
     

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