Turkey Eye Goopy and Shaking

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by AnnaCastle, May 27, 2019.

  1. AnnaCastle

    AnnaCastle Chirping

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    Last night it drizzled most of the night, and our Tom was squinting an eye in the morning. We dabbed some triple antibiotic Vectromycin for animals (safe for poultry), but it's getting worse! Now he's standing there sometimes shaking, and sitting down. He flinches when we come up b/c he doesn't see us, eyes are always closed. Trying to research but finding very little about turkey eye conditions, but looks like some conjunctivitis. Any suggestions on what else to do?? Should we put him under heat? We really don't want him to die!
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    We already isolated him this morning, sheltered area with food and water, but he won't eat or drink. He's not shaking all the time, but did see him shaking a bit.
     

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  2. AnnaCastle

    AnnaCastle Chirping

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    Well here's an update, in case anyone is actually reading since nobody responded in several days. We treated the eye with some pet optomologic ointment and a saline wash daily, and he's been improving each day. Fed him his favorite treat, banana covered in "Turkey grower" and seed, and yesterday was the first day he ate a whole bowl of food again. The eye still has a good deal of gunk but looks like an injury, likely from the rooster (they've been having a lot of spats). He looks like he'll recover fine.
     
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