Can you give a chicken Paracetamol????

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jennifer22, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. Jennifer22

    Jennifer22 New Egg

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    Last night we had a Fox get into my hen house. It got both of my chickens around the neck. Luckily no skin was broken only feathers pulled out.
    Both were taken to the RSPCA and given pain relief and antibiotics.

    However, now bringing them home one of them has a painful neck and it is floppy at times. I am tube feeding her but I can tell that she is in pain.

    Can I give her a small amount of Paracetamol crushed up in to the liquid feed i'm giving her????

    Please let me know, thank you

    Jennifer
     
  2. dawg53

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    I dont recommend it since not knowing the proper dosage for chickens could possibly cause liver damage if overdosed. In humans, overdosing can cause liver damage. Here's a link:
    http://www.drugs.com/paracetamol.html
    I recommend that you contact the vet at the RSPCA and get a script for the recommended pain meds your birds need.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012
  3. Jennifer22

    Jennifer22 New Egg

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    Thank you,
    Yes I realise it can cause liver damage. I will get in contact with the vet and see what options I have.
    Thanks :)
     

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