Carprofen (Rimadyl) is an oral or injectable analgesic anti-inflammatory medication given to poultry for pain relief. It belongs to a class of drugs referred to as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is most frequently prescribed for treatment of minor or chronic pain and inflammation resulting from conditions such as chronic arthritis. On occasion it is also given to birds during post surgical recovery.
Caution: Carprofen can interact negatively with aspirin, cortisone-like drugs, and corticosteroids.