Turkey with eye injury with pic update 1-12-09

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tat2edlady, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My tom turkeys eye is a bloody mess!

    How do I clean it out.

    What do I use to do the cleaning.

    What med if any should I use on him.

    Have pic will upload in a min.


    Please any info will help..


    Mindy

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    Took Gabby to the vet and he has lost his eye on meds and weights in at 14pd at 11mo old
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2009
  2. Comet Mum

    Comet Mum Out Of The Brooder

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  3. ChickLuver

    ChickLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What happen? Poor baby! You can use saline solution as described above. But first to remove some of the blood and crud use a warm wash cloth to clean GENTLY around the eye. You might want to use some terramycin ointment. But cant say until its cleaned out and know what happeened.
     
  4. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the info.I have cleaned out his eye and the eyeball part looks like raw meat but he does not have any wounds on him any where so i think he might have done it to his self.I am taking him to my vet in the morning to have the doc look at it and tell me what to do.


    Mindy
     
  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a young turkey in the house right now with the same problem. only his eye is just swollen shut and the top of his head is bloodied.

    we suspect that the old Tom got too amorous.. He is officially kicked out of the pen..[​IMG]

    the vet is going to tell you to do what people have already mentioned..

    we soaked his eye with collidal silver..(sp) I would like to put a salve on it, but I do not think vasaline is the right kind??

    He will be ok in about 3 days with lots of rest..
     
  6. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I have some of that (collidal silver) but not sure

    Mindy
     

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