What is wrong with my turkey?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by dreamyj, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. dreamyj

    dreamyj Out Of The Brooder

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    My turkey Clyde has had a watering eye for a couple of days. Today i noticed small bubbles in the corner of that eye. Also his poops this morning were different. I am postimg pics of them. He is acting normal otheriwse. I am relatively new to this and not sure if i should be concerned or what treatment needs to be given. Any advice would be most appreciated. [​IMG]
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  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    IF those were crumbles in the droppings then try augmenting feed with crushed hard boiled eggs, for instance, mixed with small quantities of 30% starter (if he'll eat it). Something that requires less crushing and grinding on the way through to extract nutrients.

    One bubbly eye with NO other changes and sparring with buddies? Can be result of injury.

    However, probably respiratory illness. Tetracycline eye ointment can be useful for secondary infections (same as for sparring injury).

    Thoush specific to RT this covers the signs/symptoms of most common Resp. illness:
    http://www.cabi.org/isc/datasheet/60956

    Specific to MG: http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/p...lasma_gallisepticum_infection_in_poultry.html

    Tylan can be used to suppress (scroll down to Tylosin):
    https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/medicine-chart

    *The undigested? material & somewhat yellowish dropping could also indicate Histomoniasis (long - but very informative thread about all aspects/treatments):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/134230/hope-this-saves-a-turkey-from-blackhead

    Hope Clyde improves.
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2016
  3. dreamyj

    dreamyj Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the response and all the links.
     

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