What is this?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Turkeybabies, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Turkeybabies

    Turkeybabies Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my turkeys has a large red bump on the side of her head. It is not draining or anything. What is it?
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks like it is the beginning of a sinus infection which might be caused by a respiratory disease.

    Here is a link to a list of poultry diseases that you can look through that might help you identify what you have http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
     
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  3. Turkeybabies

    Turkeybabies Out Of The Brooder

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    She doesn't act sick in any way. If it is a sinus infection, how do you treat it?
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  6. Turkeybabies

    Turkeybabies Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok. Thanks! I'm also going to contact our vet and see if she will see turkeys.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Is the swelling hard or soft?

    -Kathy
     
  8. Turkeybabies

    Turkeybabies Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not sure. I have not touched it. Also, just found out that these 3 turkeys are apparently a butcher breed. :( Is it safe to eat a turkey that has a sinus infection? I had bought these for pets but don't want to see them suffer as they get to big so will probably have to give to someone for butcher. :(
     
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  9. ivan3

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    Just examine for anything unusual when processing and cook thoroughly.

    Keep a close eye on your other turks as respiratory illness is easily transmitted from one turk to another.
     
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  10. cstronks

    cstronks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you cook thoroughly, you should be ok. I can't imagine that commercial farms raise perfectly healthy birds, and they sell them to us anyways...
     

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