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Pain Medication

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RedBanks, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. RedBanks

    RedBanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is there something I can give my young cockerel for pain?
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What kind of problem does he have? Metacam (meloxicam) can be given, but it comes from a vet. A low dose 81mg aspirin can be given twice a day by mouth, but if he is bleeding that could ikncrease it.
     
  3. RedBanks

    RedBanks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something is wrong with his leg..... he is limping and does not want to walk. Today I am going to isolate him and put food and water close. I didn't know he was in pain or limping. He stays to himself, two young pullets are always with him so I thought they just had their own thing. I am new to chickens and of course learning the hard way. I now know about bumblefoot so I will really inspect his feet. Yesterday I held him and felt his feet all over he never flinched until I flexed the leg. I do know he doesn't want to walk at all. No bleeding. Thanks for the information.
     

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