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the use of anti-inflammatories or aspirin in poultry or fowl.

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I have looked in every book that I have on veterinary medicine and birds, and for some reason I can not find anything on giving an anti-inflammatory or a NSAID like aspirin, ibuprofen, or Tylenol to my birds.  I have a Reeves pheasant male that seems to have injured his neck and head.  I am worried about inflammation and swelling and would like to give him something to help keep him comfortable while I try to figure out what is wrong with him.  I even tried looking for information on the internet, but I just can't find anything.   I would call our local vet, but we don't have one that is very knowledgeable about birds.  So  I figured I would turn to people who were.  If anyone can help me that would be great.  Normally in my pets I have used baby tylenol which works great.  I have this on hand all the time in a liquid so I can easily dose out and give this to them.    Please let me know if I can give this guy something.  Thanks in advance.

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You can use asprin, and ONLY asprin with birds for pain relief. I wish I have the dosage memorized, but I'm sure you can find it with the search feature. It is something like "5 grain" per gallon. I don't use or have asprin, so not sure what it means in dosage.

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post #4 of 13

A regular adult strength aspirin tablet is 5 grains.

You can also use metacam, but it requires a prescription from the vet.

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for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

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If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit,

for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.

All things are connected.
Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.

 

       ― Chief Seattle

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I had a peachick who had a slipped tendon.  I would cut a small piece off of an aleve tablet and give it to him every day or every other day when it became pretty bad.  The aleve never hurt him.  I hope someone can give you a more definite answer.

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post #7 of 13

I've used a low-dose (81 mg) aspirin, crushed in a quart of water for a limping hen.  She's fine now.  Was given dosage by an on-line poultry friend...cool


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post #8 of 13

The formulary in the link below is helpful (actually, the entire book can be downloaded for free):

ACETYLSALICYLIC ACID - Aspirin (Butler; Vedco)
Available as tablets (5 or 60 grain) for oral administration. Also
available as 1.25 grain orange-flavored chewable tablets. May be
effective as an analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory agent
in some avian species. May be indicated to prevent clot formation
and embolisms secondary to egg-related peritonitis, granulomatous
diseases and shock. Uricosuric at low doses and may be
effective in some cases of acute and chronic gout. A five grain tablet
can be mixed in 30 ml of diluent and administered at a dose of 0.5
ml/kg, TID (or 1 tablet per pint of drinking water).

from: Avian medicine: Principles and Applications (formulary chap. 18) :  http://www.avianmedicine.net/ampa.html
(most
OTC Aspirin is 81mg/325mg.).

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Good advice guys..I'm saving this thread. Thanks. smile

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post #10 of 13

I had a hen with a fractured pelvis whom I administered 1/2 an 81mg coated aspirin every 4-6 hours. I gave her yogurt to soften the effect on her digestive system. My vet agreed this was great and suggested I attempt to give her a little Maalox for the acidic qualities, but Georgie wasn't going for that business.

My hen is now healed after 6 weeks of treatment living on an overstuffed dog bed inside all summer!

The aspirin was colored and Georgie readily pecked it right up when it was time for her dose!

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               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

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