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Very Ill turkey

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by acooper7989, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. acooper7989

    acooper7989 Out Of The Brooder

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    I suspect that my 2 year old tom has pneumonia, he's gurgling when he breathes and has no appetite.
    I need to tube feed him or he's going to pass away from dehydration/starvation, how do I do this?
    Face the bird, enter from the left side of the beak and push in towards the right?
    I have a 60 ml feeding syringe and a 3 foot long rubber hose.
     
  2. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never tube fed a turkey before so can't help you there but I would pick up some Tylan at the feed store. Do a search here on CRD or Sinusitis in the turkey section and you'll find lots of info.
     
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  4. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably sinus infection/resp infection. treat with tylan 50 1cc for every ten lbs body weight twice a day for a week. Hie wil be good as new. I just shoot it down the birds throat. If you inject it into a muscle you may damage the bird.
     
  5. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is the turkey doing? If you can find the Tylan 200, it is much stronger and you won't have to to treat as often. As Jason said, give it orally or even in his water if he is drinking.
     
  6. acooper7989

    acooper7989 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll have to see if the local feed store has Tylan.
    In the meantime I've been giving him "Duramycin-10 Tetracycline Hydrochloride Soluble Powder"
    I mix it with water and syringe/tube feed him the solution because he's not drinking on his own.
    240 ml of that in the morning.
    I also have been putting his feed (Calexico) in my blender with the antibiotic powder and water and feeding him 180 ml of that at night.

    He's a little more alert and resistant now that I'm on day 2.

    With the Tylan, would I mix it with water and tube feed it or give it straight?
     
  7. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    give it straight
     
  8. acooper7989

    acooper7989 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I picked up some Tylan 200.
    Do I still use the same dose as the 50, 1cc for every ten lbs body weight twice a day for a week?
    I'm a little worried cause it says for cattle and swine only haha.

    Edit:
    Also it's been 24 hours since I dosed him with the Duramycin-10 Tetracycline Hydrochloride.
    Should I discontinue use of it while dosing with the Tylan?
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011
  9. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look at the dosage for swine and figure it out based on turkey weight. Im not sure but that is what I did with the tylan 50
     
  10. acooper7989

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    According to the package it says:
    "Inject intramuscularly 4 mg per pound of body weight (1 mL per 50 lbs) twice daily"

    My turkey can't weigh more than 25 lbs considering I carried him all the way to the house lol.
    Does that seem right, just 0.5 mL twice a day? 1mL total?
    I don't want to overdose/underdose.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2011

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