Meloxicam for duck

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jenfletcher, May 16, 2019.

  1. jenfletcher

    jenfletcher Hatching

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    The vet has given me meloxicam for my 2.2lb duck. She gave me doses of .6cc of 1.5mg. I felt like it was to much because my dog took less than that. I called them this morning to be sure and they said that was correct and that a duck was totally different than a dog and could handle way more. I'm still not confident that she is correct, please help.
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    Hi there, welcome to BYC! :frow

    You vet is correct the two animals have very different digestive systems... and therefor process things differently... ducks process it faster in this instance..

    http://www.poultrydvm.com/drugs/meloxicam

    http://www.wildlifevetcare.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/emergency.pdf

    The dosage most often stated is .5mg/kg of body weight.


    It's good to be cautious and aware of things. But it's also important that you are working with a vet you can trust. It appears as far as I can tell that they have given you good information... so maybe you can chalk this up to the trust side. The vets did go to school and get degrees including requirements for continued education... I would say ALL with the intent to HELP animals in need. :)

    Hope your duck feels better. My dog wasn't wasn't able to take meloxicam long term as it was causing high kidney or liver #s. only mention it as a note that that all species are different but also so are individuals among the same species.

    Hope your feather baby recovers quickly from whatever the issue may be that's causing pain! :fl
     
  3. jenfletcher

    jenfletcher Hatching

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    Thank you so much for the info! The reason I was undecided on the vets info was because she doesn't usually see birds of any kind. The bird vet was not there at the time my 19 year old daughter took her. The office was extremely busy and the vet told my daughter she would have to run look up correct dosage. So between my duaghter and an extremely busy vet, I wanted to be sure not to give too much. I totally agree on the vet trust thing.
     

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