Originally Posted by Janice123456
I have a beautiful RIR rescue who has big swollen belly. I've been reading the posts thinking Im dealing with ascites or internal layer. She goes into the nnests but no egg .How do I give milk thistle to her and how much do I give to her? Does anyone know a source for fusol? Nott sure I spelled fusol right. Someone posted they got a med that stopped the abdomenal swelling. Id like to give this so I don't have to drain her . I wormed her last week . She is running around and eating fine.
As far as the Milkthistle, I gave Bitsy 1/3 capsule twice a day when she was really swollen, and when she was less so I gave her 1/3 to 1/2 capsule per day. Usually when I gave her the Zyfend I did not give her the Milkthistle too unless it was really bad.
Shabana (who used the Fusol) lives in England, I believe, and I'm not sure Fusol is available in the US, but I haven't looked into it. I did try to find Lasix, which is basically the same thing, I think...but couldn't find it without a vet's prescription. I did contact the vet but I could nof afford what he wanted, as he wanted to charge for exam too, of course.
Do try to drain your hen, because that is the best way...draining her, and then giving the Milkthistle, is the best way. Remember though that unless you identify and correct the underlying problem, treatment is only temporary.
If you don't want to drain her, Lasix is the answer. Please let us know if you find some, and figure out the dosage. I loved my little Bitsy, and I'd love to have more Barred Rocks, but since they seem to tend to get Ascites, that would be the reason I don't get more. Milkthistle may help some, in the meantime, even if you don't drain her. You can also try dandelion tea.Edited by chicknmania - 11/8/15 at 5:23am