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Turkey with Swollen Face?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Angelique, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Angelique

    Angelique Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I went out to the barn and noticed that my young Tom's face is swollen on one side, between the eye and beak. It feels like it's filled with air(-maybe- fluid). His poop is runny, but it always has been since the day I got him(which I thought was odd) but he's eating and drinking normally. Any idea what the problem might be?
     
  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    Welcome, sorry about your turk. IF there are no other signs of disease at present, consider an insect bite or injury. If he is having problems with breathing, that, along with swollen infraorbital/paranasal sinus could be a sign of something more problematic (is usually swollen on both sides of face).

    Mycoplasma gallisepticum would be one candidate.

    http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/203402.htm

    However, turks can also get Bovine Tuberculosis and exhibit similar swelling (very unlikely).

    Your tom shouldn't be pooping nothing but runny stool (have you wormed him?).

    Please post picture if possible and answer the questions in the sticky at the top of this subject line that are relevant. The more info the better.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=3569
     
  3. chseeads

    chseeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2009
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Ooo....I think I had a turkey(s) that had that a long time ago...never did know what it was though. The picture on there looks like it though.
     

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