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WHAT DO YOU ALL GIVE PREDISONE FOR?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Glenda L Heywood, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't get the reason you would give predisone to chicks?
    I don't even take ir
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I've never heard of anyone giving prednisone to chickens, Glenda, so I have no idea. I can't think of a reason, either.
     
  3. mamasgirls6

    mamasgirls6 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never heard of giving Predisone to Chickens. Now my dog for his allergies the Vet always put him on Predisone. I would not try it on your chickens
     
  4. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is suggested by Alan Stanford for the treatment of brain inflammation injuries in silkies. However, one must realize that it is a potent immune suppressant and be watchful for infections.
     
  5. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    For brain injuries from pecking at a silkie's weak spot in the skull it makes perfect sense -- it is commonly used to limit inflammation when an animal has a head injury (swelling of the brain can cause a lot more permanent damage than the injury itself did, just like in humans). Sure, prednisone is not something you wanna mess around with, but in this case the alternative tends not to be good either.

    Is it actually ever prescribed for anything else?

    Pat
     

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