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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Been sneezing and has discharge from nose I gave him

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been sneezing and has discharge from nose I gave him terrimicyn but has not helped
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the bird's name and age?
Customer: has no name and is about 6 mos
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about and?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Bird
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. We don't have many avian vets on this site. Which type of bird is he, please?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

Thank you. May I have an update on your turkey, please? Turkey coryza (Bordetella avium) and avian mycoplasmosis (infectious sinusitis of turkeys) are the most common of the infections causing those symptoms. Terramycin is reasonable but no antibiotics alleviate symptoms and these birds become carriers of the infectious agent. If you haven't seen a good response to Terramycin, you can see how tylosin (Tylan-50 in your local feed store) affects him when dosed at 20-30 mg/lb daily for 5-7 days. It's injected into his breast muscle.

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