Any meds for swollen hock?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by buckaroogirl, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. buckaroogirl

    buckaroogirl Out Of The Brooder

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    So I noticed yesterday my young silkie roo (roopert)limping. Grabbed him and notice one of his hocks is a bit swollen and hot compared to the other, he's hopping around like a crow. I was going to confine him but he seems to be confining himself. He follows his heram(sp?) around and then sits and watches them.

    Is there anything I can give him as an anti inflammatory?
     
  2. buckaroogirl

    buckaroogirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Safe to give like a drop of baby Tylenol? Something else? Any ideas?
     
  3. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Do NOT give Tylenol. You can give aspirin at a rate of 25 mg per lb of body weight. This is approx. 1 baby aspirin per 3 lb of weight.

    You can also use a regular strength 5 grain aspirin dissolved in 30 ml of water and administered at a dose of .5 ml per each 3 lb of body weight. I find the baby aspirin easier. I crush it between two spoons, carefully pour it into a needless 3 cc syringe, suck up a little water or buttermilk and give it that way. Just give it very slowly, a little at a time and let the bird swallow it. You do not want the bird to aspirate anything you give orally like this.

    I give a 3-4 pound bird one baby aspirin twice a day this way. You could try treating him for a few days or a week then wean him off and see if he's improved.
     
  4. buckaroogirl

    buckaroogirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks. I'll pick up some baby aspirin!
     

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