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

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by AnimalsComeFirst, May 25, 2012.

  1. AnimalsComeFirst

    AnimalsComeFirst Songster

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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...)
     
  2. PlatypusPerry

    PlatypusPerry Chirping

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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...
     
  3. arkansaschicks

    arkansaschicks Songster

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    I would check and see if it is safe to give chickens ibuprofen? I had to check pain meds from my vet when my girl broke her leg
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    NO to Ibuprofen! Only baby aspirin!
     
  5. M3g4d37h

    M3g4d37h In the Brooder

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    you said no as if it's very bad. curious minds..?
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    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.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2012
  7. Roosterlover5

    Roosterlover5 Chirping

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    Hope she gets better. I'll send a prayer her way[​IMG]
     
  8. LovesNest

    LovesNest Hatching

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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.
     

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