Ketoprofen is a potent non-selective COX-1 inhibitor and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is given to poultry parenterally, because there is limited research on how it's absorbed orally in birds. Previous research studies found that 5 mg/kg IM ketoprofen in mallard ducks resulted in an overall decrease in the inflammatory mediator TBX for approximately 12 hours after administration of the drug. Ketoprofen is used occasionally to treat mild pain in poultry, often associated with arthritis.
Storage/Stability: Ketoprofen oral capsules should be stored at room temperature in tight, light resistant containers. The veterinary injection should be stored at room temperature. Compatibility studies with injectable ketoprofen and other compounds have apparently not been published.