Turkey attacked by dog need some advice please

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kianav, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. kianav

    kianav New Egg

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    My royal palm turkey was attacked (and several chickens killed) by a husky on Nov 7. He was torn up pretty bad with actual chunks of his skin missing (one the size of a baseball almost), multiple puncture wounds and all of his feathers are gone on his back and tail, he was also limping pretty bad. I brought him inside, have him in a large dog cage and have been treating his wounds 3-4 times a day with Vetericyn spray, I gave him an injection of Dura-penn on friday and then again on sunday, he is improving! yay! My question is on the dura-penn label it says 1 dose then another in 48 hrs (for cattle) but on the chicken dosage page on the net it says to give it everyday for 5-7 days....we've come a long way and I don't want to gve too much or not enough..any suggestions? "Chester" and I thank you in advance!
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  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    If it I procaine in it, I would do some research on it as I believe procaine is toxic to poultry.Tylan would be a better choice.
     
  3. kianav

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    It was recomended as the top drug of choice for bite woulds for poutry and then I checked on it on poultrypedia.com but I did read somewhere that you should not give it 'plus' a topical with anything 'caine' in it as that absorbs thru the skin and you could overdose that way.

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  4. RedJungleFowl

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    u should not let the turkey out anymore and for the dog once it got a piece it will come back for more so u will have to watch them
     
  5. casportpony

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    I read that, too, but I also read something that was published by a vet that said penicillin w/procaine should be avoided due to procaine toxicity. Penicillin, by itself would be fine, but I don't think the injectable comes without procaine. I will try to find the source and post it.
     
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