what to give turkey for swelling

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by turkeybreeder, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yesterday i notice one of my toms had swelling on one
    side, i thought they had sorted there pecking order
    but it seem they started again, when i feed them in the morning
    all were fine till when it was almost time that they go to sleep
    i notice one of my toms had swelling in the side of his cheek
    we put ice to bring down the swelling and in the morning it did
    not have swelling at all and then in the afternoon the swelling begin
    again, but i did not let him free range today so he would not get
    hurt if anyone knows what to give the turkey
    to bring down the swelling please let me know thanks have a great day
     
  2. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could it be an abscess? If so, you're probably going to have to lance it, keep it clean and put the big guy on antibiotics. That would be something to ask a veterinarian how to do as I have only done this with mammals. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
  3. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    Gravy??? [​IMG] (ok not so funny)... your thread line just grabbed me that way... Are you talking internally?? I would use vitamin C in the water and feed Dandelions... You could also go with cranberries... for him to eat....

    but be careful... When one is carrying cranberries so close the thanksgiving to a turkey... Welll you can let your mind wander here.... LOL [​IMG]
     
  4. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

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    is the swelling under his eye? could it be a sinus infection. i treated mine with tylan 50 4 ccs oraly. for five days. steve of sands poultry has a lot of birds and alot of experince with turkeys. he is very helpful in helping with my turkey problems.
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  5. SaraF

    SaraF Out Of The Brooder

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    just as bigdawg said, it's probably infectious sinusitis. I've always treated with tylan.
     
  6. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    I would run it by Oma bird myself.

    Steve
     
  7. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would it be easier to take a picture of the turkey
    so it be easier, is duramycin 10 antibiotic the same thing as tylan
     
  8. turkeybreeder

    turkeybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the veterinarians here charge 100 dollars
    to look at a turkey, plus meds and lab fees
     
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2010
  9. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

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    turkeybreeder wrote: is duramycin 10 antibiotic the same thing as tylan

    No. Duramycin is a Tetracycline and Tylan is a Macrolide, but both are used to treat respiratory illness.

    I'm not clear, from your previous posts, if this `swelling' is directly below the eye (with no signs of abrasions/contusions from sparring on or around the affected area)?. Is it discolored? (Hematoma from injury to blood vessels during sparring and swelling/shrinkage owing to `state of display').

    Any other signs of respiratory problems at present in this bird or others?

    A photo is always useful.​
     
  10. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
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    s_os_p said tylan works the best. i think oma"s computor died
     

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