Turkey hen has sinus infection

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Burkhart84, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. Burkhart84

    Burkhart84 New Egg

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    So my turkey hen has had a puffed swollen cheek for the last few weeks. From looking around the forums I have concluded that it is a possible sinus infection. So far from what I gathered 3 rounds of 24 hour spaced injections of tylan 50 should do the trick at 1cc a round? Does anyone have any ideas on if this sounds adequate or have any other method that would help?
     
  2. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm no expert, but that sounds correct. I would switch breast from right to left to right or left to right to left. Also, is your hen full grown? The amount of Tylan is determined by weight. Pictures, if possible, can be very helpful. Check her nose for dry, caked up residue or for a running nose. You are going to want to clean anything that may be blocking her air supply. Hope she feels better soon!
     
  3. Burkhart84

    Burkhart84 New Egg

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    Here are a few pics of her she is about a year old I could always weigh her too. I was wondering if I was supposed to drain the cheek or not? Also how long after the shots are administered should I see an improvement, about a week or so? I do not see any runny nose or residue except for a bit of crust around the eye on the one infected side. Thank you so much! :)
     
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  4. LittleRock

    LittleRock Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks like a sinus/respiratory infection to me. I would go ahead with three shots of the Tylan 50, each 24 hours apart, alternating breast each time. You should see results in a week or so. Make sure she is still eating and drinking. I'm not 100% sure, but I think you can't or at least shouldn't consume her or her eggs for that matter, for two or four weeks. Keep us posted. Hope she is better soon!
     
  5. Catwings

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    I also have a turkey with a sinus infection. I have given her the Tylan 50 - her last dose will be tomorrow. She is much better, but still sounds very stuffy when she breathes. I am wondering - when I have sinus problems, I take Sambucol elderberry tablets or syrup. Anyone know if it would be okay to give her elderberry? She is in a sheltered place that is totally dry but well ventilated with a heat light since it has been really cold and damp here. Any help will be much appreciated!! I have already learned a lot from this forum!
     
  6. LittleRock

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    Catwings, I am not familiar with giving turkeys elderberry. Sorry but I won't be able to adive/comment on that, I will say that after administering the third shot of Tylan 50, your turkey should be better in a week or so. I would wait the week out and see how it is doing then. At that point, if not better, proceed with additional or supplemental treatment. Hope your turkey gets better soon enough. :fl
     
  7. retlaw

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    This is the time that medicated feed comes in handy.
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    One cc of Tylan 50 doesn't seem like the right amount, but I don't use it, so don't know what is.

    -Kathy
     
  9. Catwings

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    Just fyi - I gave my turkey the Tylan 50 and put her in a small pen with a heat lamp in the corner (I am in Texas). She seems to have recovered with no symptoms of the infection. She sleeps under the heat lamp, so I am going to keep her there till the weather gets warm. I have been letting her in the big pen with the chickens during the daytime if it is dry and sunny and small pen at night. So far so good!!!
     

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