turkey swollen head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by northernirelandpoultry, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. northernirelandpoultry

    northernirelandpoultry New Egg

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    hello every1
    just new to the forum and wondering if any1 would know why my turkey has a swollen head.the swelling is below the eye and runs towards the nose. check ouyt the pics at this addresse http://northernirelandpoultry.webs.com/
    many
    thanks
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Ew..ouch that looks really awful! I hope someone has an answer for you!!
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Until you get an answer, I'd dose it with STRONG antibiotics! Good luck!
     
  4. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try a search on this site for sinus infections. I don't have turkeys and have never seen this in my chickens, but others have reported swollen heads with sinus infections. Good luck and [​IMG]
     
  5. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Are those the sinuses? Maybe it's an infection. Can the bird still eat like that?
    Hope that goes down!
    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. northernirelandpoultry

    northernirelandpoultry New Egg

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    i have 2 pet turkeys and the other1 is ok. shes really cheerful and happy and can eat and drink ok. but cant see at the best of times. i have been given her antibiotics for 2 weeks and have stopped now because it wasnt helping
     
  7. LoveMyChicklets

    LoveMyChicklets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch! Looks really uncomfortable! My turkeys, and chickens, had something similiar not too long ago. Tried Duramycin and that didn't do squat. I suggest you try Tylan50 and asap. With my turkeys, since they are larger than the chickens, I gave them 1cc once a day for 3 days and they are back to being wonderful. I suggest if you can start today, do so. Try TSC if you have one in your area [​IMG]
     
  8. The Chickens' Maid

    The Chickens' Maid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is the swelling?
     
  9. chickenchaser99

    chickenchaser99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you keep them with chickens
     
  10. northernirelandpoultry

    northernirelandpoultry New Egg

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    onli with a pair of marans but they are seprate from the rest of my chickens
     

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