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turkey

a bird in the family Meleagridae. The common turkey is Meleagris gallopavo. There are two breeds, the American bronzewing and the white holland. Bred entirely for meat mostly for human consumption on festive occasions.

turkey berry
turkey bluecomb disease
see turkey coronaviral enteritis.
turkey bordetellosis
see turkey coryza.
turkey bush
myoporumdeserti.
turkey coryza
see turkey coryza.
turkey-egg kidney
a pale kidney covered with a large number of petechiae to give it the appearance of a turkey's egg; occurs in many septicemic diseases, particularly classical swine fever (hog cholera), African swine fever and salmonellosis.
turkey hemorrhagic enteritis
an acute, infectious disease of turkeys 4 weeks old and older caused by a Group II avian adenovirus. Clinically there is illness for only 24 hours, bloody droppings and a mortality rate of up to 60%.
turkey hepatitis
a highly contagious disease of turkeys caused by an enterovirus. The disease is characterized by a high level of subclinical infection and sudden death in stressed birds. There is focal necrosis in the liver and pancreas.
turkey herpesvirus
antigenically related to Marek's disease virus (MDV) but not pathogenic in any species. Used to vaccinate chickens against Marek's disease. The infection is universal in domestic and wild turkey populations and is now widespread in chicken populations.
turkey leg edema
see leg edema.
turkey louse
includes Chelopistes meleagridis (large turkey louse), Colpocephalum tausi, Oxylipeurus polytrapezius (slender turkey louse), O. corpelentus.
turkey meningoencephalitis
see Israeli turkey encephalomyelitis.
turkey mullein
turkey rhinotracheitis
a catarrhal infection of the upper respiratory tract in young poults. In chickens, a similar disease is called swollen head syndrome. It is caused by a pneumovirus, genus Metapneumovirus.
turkey syndrome
a common accompaniment of infection in 6-week-old turkey poults infected with Mycoplasma meleagridis and with airsacculitis as a result. The syndrome is characterized by deformity and shortening of the tarsometatarsal bone, hock joint swelling and deformity of cervical vertebrae. There may also be stunting of growth and abnormal feathering.
turkey X disease
the original name given to aflatoxicosis.
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Taylor and his team from West Virginia's Division of Natural Resources have bagged approximately 3,000 out-of-place wild turkeys since 1973, aided by a rocket-charged cannon net.
Donald Sullivan, a Republican from Seminole who chaired the Senate Finance Committee: "My legislators feel like this is how they'll be graded at home--how much pork they bring back" Conversely, legislators who kill turkeys face scorn from their colleagues and often are rendered ineffective within the legislative body.
The usual practices for hunting most species are not only unproductive when hunting turkeys, they can be disastrous.
Lincs Turkeys, an established turkey farmer, with sales of approximately [pounds sterling]23 million in 2008, is based in rural Lincolnshire and specialises in free range and fresh turkey products.
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Thanksgiving's not just about a turkey in the oven anymore.
Many cooks continue to brine turkeys to ensure a moist and tender turkey.
This year The Food Bank hopes to distribute the most turkeys everCoa record-breaking 35,000Coa seventeen percent increase over last year's distribution numbers.
They did not anticipate the growth of cities, and that wild turkeys would be so successful.
A special holiday turkey dinner with all the fixings from slow-roasted turkey to baked pumpkin pie will be served on Thursday, November 23.