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turkey attacked by dog

tc-chickstc-chicks Junior Member
edited July 2012 in Producers and Vets
My 9 month old tom was attacked 3 days ago by a dog. Since he has been turning his neck and spinning in circles. He is very unbalanced. Im giving him a antibiotic powder in his water and keeping him by his self. Will he get better? Im afraid he has some type of nerve damage or something.


  • LittlechickLittlechick Senior Member
    edited November 2011
    It's possible the dog bite has damaged a nerve somewhere. Only time and tlc will tell. Keep up with the antiBs and supplement the diet. The turkey will also be in shock so make sure it is kept warm in the first few hours.
  • solarbatssolarbats Senior Member
    edited November 2011
    Several years ago one of my hens survived a fox attack and was in such severe shock we thought she had gone blind - she was very stary-eyed and wouldn't walk. We kept her in for a week and tempted her to eat and drink, then she was fine and went on to live to 9 years old!
    Fingers crossed for your turkey!
  • AllanoAllano Junior Member
    edited July 2012
    As long as he doesn't show something serious which is a sign of ill then he seems to be perfect then after the attack.
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