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Young turkey with swelling on joints not doing well.

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by onehorse, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. onehorse

    onehorse In the Brooder

    Mar 7, 2010
    I saw that this turkey was hobbling a little yesterday, but figured that it had a bit of a sprain and that it would heal (they have been starting to feel thier oats and are practicing going over the top of their grow pen), but now the turkey is down and I am not sure if it will make it through the night, but need to know what is going on. Yesterday, the turkey's hock (the main joint on their leg) was a little swollen, today, it seems to be affecting the other hock and both feet, so the turkey can't stand up. I know about joint issues related to feed and these guys have all been fed the right ration for the right age and, so far, this is the only turkey that is having this issue. What is causing this? Unfortunately, I am new to raising turkeys.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010

  2. ivan3

    ivan3 spurredon Premium Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    What variety of turkey is it, I assume from your post it's a BB? Can you post a picture of the legs/feet?

    You could try aspirin for anything inflammatory that might be going on (5mg/kg three times a day, or 5 325mg. per gallon of water).
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010

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