Carprofen (Rimadyl) is an analgesic anti-inflammatory medication which belongs to a class of drugs referred to as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is most frequently prescribed by for poultry by veterinarians for treating minor pain or chronic pain and inflammation resulting from conditions such as chronic arthritis. On occasion it is also given to birds during post surgical recovery from bumblefoot surgery or other soft tissue and orthopedic surgery.
Typical Drug Dosage: 5-10 mg/kg IM, IV SID
Caution: Carprofen can interact negatively with aspirin, cortisone-like drugs, and corticosteroids.