Very sick Portuguese turkey

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by johnnysousa, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. johnnysousa

    johnnysousa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,
    I bought a turkey that is about 1 year old, a week after buying it he started to have trouble walking and his legs would shake almost all the time, the problem got worse and a few days later he would even lose his balance and fall when trying to walk, I talked to the vet and he told me to give the turkey antibiotics, 5 days of antibiotic shots. The day I went to give the first shot the turkey would fall as soon as he lifted one foot from the ground and was gasping for air.
    Now that I gave him all the antibiotic he got better but still looks a bit like he's semi inebriated.
    I live in a small island and the vet area of expertise is large cattle and dogs/cats, he has no idea what's the turkey problem (the antibiotics he gave me where the only he had that could also be used on birds), and I fear the turkey will get sicker again now that I've stopped the medication.
    Has anyone had a similar problem? What should I do?


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    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016
  2. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Relaxing with my Buns
    I don't know that JUST SOUNDS WEIRD
    Could you possibly post a video
     
  3. johnnysousa

    johnnysousa Out Of The Brooder

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    He is a bit better now and can walk but one can still notice him getting off balance now and then.
    It's night time here now so I'll post the video in the morning
     
  4. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Relaxing with my Buns
    Ok whenever you can is fine
    Hopefully more people here on BYC can help you
     
  5. feistychick

    feistychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any news on your sick boy?
     
  6. johnnysousa

    johnnysousa Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry haven't had time to post the video yet @BoomChickaPop
    He still loses his balance now and then, but is eating more and slowly becoming stronger, yesterday he even started to boss the rooster around again
     
  7. BoomChickaPop

    BoomChickaPop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Relaxing with my Buns
    That is ok
    I am glad he is becoming stronger
     

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