Update to my heat stroke/seizure turkey -- snood necrosis.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Denninmi, Apr 17, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2009
    My turkey that almost died of heat stroke last Sunday has developed a complication, albeit hopefully a minor one.

    Since he started to recover last Sunday evening, his snood has been very droopy and extended, and rather pale in color. It seems to bother him -- it flops around his face and he actually sort of tosses his head -- reminds me of a person with long hair getting in their face.

    The tip of it, perhaps the bottom half inch, now is black and appears to be dead tissue. I assume this must be a result of lack of blood flow during the heat stroke/seizure.

    At this point, I'm not going to don anything, because it doesn't appear in infected/gangrenous, and actually looks to be drying up.

    I hope it will heal itself, and any dead itussue will fall off on its own.

    If not, I guess it would have to be surgically removed?

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