Anti inflammatory for chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickened, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Is there a safe anti inflammatory for chickens and if so what is the dosage? Thanks
     
  2. Poppy-the-hen

    Poppy-the-hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been giving our chicken Meloxicam which is actually an anti-inflammatory for dogs. The dosage depends on the size of your chicken. Ours is quite a big Isa Brown and she's been taking 3ml. :)
     
  3. Dudu

    Dudu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto on Meloxicam for dogs (the product I bought was Loxicom), for our big girl Chicca (2.5 kg) and her swollen/infected leg the vet prescribed 1 drop a day, I gave it to her on a piece of bread.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Aspirin is an antiinflamatory.

    The dosage is 5 tablets crushed and mixed in a gallon of water.
     
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  5. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks all I will try the aspirin. Two of my DC roosters decided to fight over a new hen and the head is pretty swollen, eyes shut and all. He is doing better today. Thanks
     
  6. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html
    aspirin dosage

    "The solution aspirin equivalent to 25 grains/gallon or 324 mg/gallon of drinking water."

    If it says 324 mg per gallon how can that be 5 tablets that are 325 mg each?

    25 grains per gallon would be 5 tablets, I realize.

    Just confused. Enlighten me someone?
     
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  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I edited my post above with a question- if anyone can answer it I would appreciate it!

    I just sent an email to the webmaster at the msucares website to ask.
     
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  8. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    An aspirin is 5 grains.
     
  9. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Thanks- I found that on wikipedia - but my question is related to the following quote from the msu website:
    "The solution aspirin equivalent to 25 grains/gallon or 324 mg/gallon of drinking water."

    How can it be 324mg per gallon when we are adding FIVE 325mg tablets?

    I did email them.
     

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