Pain Meds for Prolapse

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peaches Lee, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Songster

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    I only came up with a few threads in "search" but from what I read it looks like aspirin. I have a hen with prolapse and she is doing okay so far, but maybe just a little more painful today. She is an excellent patient and her spirits are up, so I was hoping maybe some pain meds could help her cope a little bit more? Thanks for any help!!!
     

  2. triplepurpose

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    Most of what I've heard and read tells me that pain medicine for chickens is generally not a great idea because of the risks of overdose. I heard that even vets are reluctant to use painkillers on birds because it's so difficult to get the dosage right without killing the bird... perhaps someone else knows more though...
     

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