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Frosty
#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 19, 2008 7:45:22 AM
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Sounds like Cronic Respiratory Disease or sinusitis... see if this link works, it's from a discussion in Rare Heritage Turkey (a yahoo group) http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/RareHeritageTurkey/message/57365

If I recall correctly, it's one of those things that you can 'cure' the symptoms but the birds will still be carriers.  Do a search on respiratory disease before you treat, some medications can be deadly yo waterfowl (especially when added to food and water, they can gourge and over medicate).  Good luck!

WKbergs4
#2 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:46:06 AM
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Thank you, Frosty.  After some research, I'm pretty nervous that I could have a serious problem on my hands!  I've become very attached to the little turkeys and it would break my heart to lose them, but I also can't risk infecting all of my birds.  I'm not quite sure what to do now.
WKbergs4
#3 Posted : Wednesday, August 20, 2008 12:46:06 AM
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I have some young turkeys and ducklings that I have been keeping in the house at night because they are still too young to join the older birds.  I noticed today that some of them have been sneezing and have mucous in their beaks (like a kid with a runny nose).  I have never had this before.  Does anyone know what I can do?  Is there something I can add to their water, maybe an antibiotic, that would clear this up?  They are great little birds and I don't want to lose them.

This morning I noticed that one little turkey had foamy "bubbles" on and around his eye.

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