Chicken with leg problem is in pain - Ibuprofen???

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Gloria is in great pain.... her scab has finally fallen off after 4 days of penicillan.... she is in great pain and can't walk... I want to know the ibuprofen dosage when I have a 200mg tablet???

And how do I give it to her? (never done it before...)
 

PlatypusPerry

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I guess you'll have to figure out her dosage based on her weight...you could crush it and then, if she's willing, mix it in something that you know she will eat - a treat of sorts.

There is always children's ibuprofen too - it has sweetener in it though and IDK if that's OK for chickens.

Tricky...
 

speckledhen

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As with other animals, chickens cannot have ibuprofen or Tylenol, only aspirin. Avian species also can die from things that won't kill a dog or cat. For example, they cannot have topical anesthetics with "caine" products, like benzocaine or lidocaine.
 
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LovesNest

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I know this is an old thread but in case anyone looks to it for advice I need to add that you are incorrect. Ibuprofen can be given to chickens. I have a chicken rescue and work closely with a vet. We have treated numerous chickens for pain and inflammation with ibuprofen.
 

LainieBee

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I know this is an old thread but in case anyone looks to it for advice I need to add that you are incorrect. Ibuprofen can be given to chickens. I have a chicken rescue and work closely with a vet. We have treated numerous chickens for pain and inflammation with ibuprofen.
Likewise I realise this is an old thread but are you able to advise dosage you give ibuprofen to your chicken?
 

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