A turnkey for turkey
A turkey is not a big chicken
Turkeys are a unique kind of poultry. They originate from the Unites States where they are native birds, but have been domesticated and many variations are used now for different purposes.
In turkey production some specific facts about physiology and behaviour are important and will ask for adapted farming compared to, for instance, chickens.
Turkeys are reared for their lean meat and this meat is consumed and appreciated all over the world. Housing, feeding and healthcare are also very different in turkeys, compared to e.g. chickens. There are specific diseases that require specific treatment or prevention. Next, turkeys are sensitive for certain changes in light fall, bedding or taste. This can make a large difference in production results.
Digestive and respiratory diseases are most often seen and can be related to many causes: bacterial, viral, parasitic, nutritional disbalance, etc. In these cases, therapy and prevention are needed with veterinary products dedicated to turkeys, where the efficacy, safety and withdrawal period have been established.