What to do about a swollen knee joint?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by Newbee58, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Newbee58

    Newbee58 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2016
    Central, Utah
    I have a male turkey that i noticed last week that he was limping. Checked his foot and didn't see anything. I thought maybe he had a sticker burr in it and i hoped i had goten it out.

    Today i noticed he was limping worse and panting. Checked his foot again and didn't see anything. So I ran my hand up his leg, realizing the knee joint was swollen and quite warm to touch. The other knee is fine.

    I have put him in a cage to keep him off the leg, but not sure what to do to help treat the joint. Can someone Please let me know what I need to do!
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2016

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