Goats are considered as minor ruminant species constituting a low percentage in the overall domestic farming venture worldwide. To exacerbate the situation, the number of global commercial farmers practising this farming method are rapidly declining. As a result, most medical agricultural research is not focused on developing medication specifically for goats. Most medicine for ruminants do not include goat specific labels and dosages. For this reason, it is a struggle to get the appropriate goat pain medication. Goats metabolize medications differently than other animals; drugs clear their system faster. As such, they require varied doses of drugs for effective treatment. Goat breeders must therefore be familiar with different pain medication for goats in order to administer effective treatments and avoid unnecessary errors that can be harmful to animal health. Note that it is important to contact a knowledgeable veterinary medical professional prior to treating animals.
Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever medicine. It is recommended for use by goats in cases where pain relief and fever reduction is necessary. Aspirin are some of the goat pain medication ideal for use during infection, muscle damage, arthritis, and joint pain. Note that goats have the ability to metabolise medication rapidly and so there may be need to give higher dosages of aspirin. The dosage depends on the severity of the pain and the physical stature of the goat. Larger goats may need more dosages compared to small sized breeds.
If the goat is teeth grinding indicating pain, one baby aspirin (81mg) is recommended for each 4.5kg of weight. Treatment must be continued for as long as the pain persists but should not exceed 3 consecutive days. Since many products are not recommended for use as goat pain medication, it is essential to refer to extra-label drug use. An overdose of aspirin medication can cause stomach and intestinal irritation as well as ulceration. As such, farmers should be cautious when administering aspirin. If signs of abdominal pain occur, or if there is blood or dark, tar-like material in the faeces, aspirin and all anti-inflammatory agents should be discontinued immediately.
Aspirin 325mg- Fever reducer, pain killer, anti-inflammatory. Give 1 aspirin orally per 10 lbs. Milk withholding time=24 hours
Indications for Use: Use in situations where pain relief or fever reduction is needed (infection, muscle damage, arthritis, and joint pain).
Dosage and Administration:
Sheep: Give 1/2 to 1 (60 grain) bolus orally, once to twice a day. The powdered form of aspirin should be administered at 1-3 grams per animal per day. (One grain equals approximately 60 mg, so a 60 grain bolus equals 3,600 mg or 3.6 grams.)
Goats: To be effective, some veterinarians recommend giving 45 mg/pound of body weight twice a day in an extra label manner.
HealthA2Z Aspirin 81mg Low Strength, 300 Tablets
HealthA2Z Aspirin 325mg, 300 Tablets
Each tablet contains Aspirin 81mg (NSAID)
Each tablet contains Aspirin 325mg (NSAID)
300 Tablets, Safety Coated, Enteric Coated
300 Tablets, Uncoated (regular)
Relieves Minor Aches and Pain.
Relieves pain and fever of colds, headache, muscle pain, minor pain of arthritis, toothache, menstrual pain, backaches.