Aspirin, a common name for acetylsalicylic acid, is a type of anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medication used to treat mild to moderate pain and to reduce fever or inflammation.
The drug comes in different strength tablets.
- Orally: 5 mg/kg orally, three times daily.
- In Drinking Water: 1 (325-mg) tablet dissolved in 250 mL of drinking water, which needs to be changed three times daily since it alters the taste and smell of the water. An alternative is 4 'baby aspirin' (80 mg/ea) added to 250 mL of drinking water.
Don’t administer aspirin in poultry concurrently receiving tetracycline, insulin, allopurinol or other NSAID drugs.