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#81365 - 05/29/04 05:19 PM puffiness on tom turkey
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I have a 1 yr old tom turkey (basically a pet). About 2 weeks ago, the red thing that hangs from his neck (not sure what to call it) has ballooned way up. About the size of a soda can. I'm pretty sure it is all air. Can anyone help with this problem. Also, the thing that dangles from his forhead is also starting to puff out. This doesn't seem to be bothering him too much except for it covers up some of his sight on his rite side and also a bit more challenging to eat. It gets in the way. It's pretty big. Thanks to anyone who can possibly help.

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#81366 - 05/29/04 06:57 PM Re: puffiness on tom turkey
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Hi
It's called a SNOOD, for want of a better word!!
Have had this problem too only once but can't remember what happened to the turk. I think the swelling just went down. Not sure what causes it, maybe an infected scratch or something like that. Maybe you could bathe it in salt water. See if it is pussy or not, you may be able to get the pus out if you nick it. then bathe it in salt water. This works well with most cuts and sores.
cheers Jan

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