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Turkey eye infection - I need help too!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by gljrusinko, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. gljrusinko

    gljrusinko Hatching

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    My young turkey has been battling an infection for about five days. We have tried treating it with a prescription we had on hand for people - an cipro ointment. I don't think it is getting better, in fact, it almost looked this morning like the eye is collapsing. The bird is eating and chirping. Any experienced ideas? I am totally new to this. [​IMG]
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Free Ranging Premium Member 7 Years

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    He probably needs a systemic antibiotic like Tylan or Duramycin.
     
  3. gljrusinko

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    Thanks, hopefully I can get it at the Tractor Supply store.
     
  4. gljrusinko

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    Well, this turkey is suffering no longer. I thought the infection was getting better, and then a predator ate him. Now we have a new problem to solve! Not the way I thought it would go. Learning new lessons every day. :(
     

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