Poultry Veterinarians

How to Protect Your Flock

Poultry Veterinarians
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 4 minutes By Anita B. Stone  It may not be apparent to some of us, but chickens need veterinarians as much as any other farm animal. Selecting a poultry veterinarian is important, both to you and your flock. There are a variety of veterinarians, all geared toward a common goal — to keep animals healthy and safe. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the veterinary profession will show growth at approximately 12% through 2022, which is about the same as the average for all professions. There is a hike, however, in one segment of poultry veterinarians, a broader category, because so many more people are adopting chickens as pets.  To find the best practitioner for your flock, it helps to understand what a poultry veterinarian does, and how this type of veterinarian fits into your homestead life.    Poultry practitioners are limited due to the number of board-certified specialists in the field. The World Veterinary
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  1. I have a turkey that has knots coming up on her face around her eyes. Can anyone tell me whats causing it or how to tell what it is.

    1. Hi Todd, it’s most likely sinusitis that happens frequently in turkeys. It’s not something to worry about as long as the exudate isn’t stinky or discolored and as long as the turkey is otherwise eating, drinking, and acting normal and healthy. If the exudate is stinky or the turkey is acting lethargic or off feed, then it’s best to consult a poultry veterinarian about antibiotics and the correct dosage for a turkey. I hope this helps!

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