Bird hurt his foot, medicine?

SamBeben

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Hi all!

My GCC hurt his foot somehow within the last day.
Earlier this year he got his toe broken by a poorly trained groomer and I took him to the vet. They gave me Metacam and it said that it expired 7/31/19 and I don't know if I could get a refill for it.
Is it a bad idea to give him the medicine?
Would the Vet prescribe this medication again over the phone or would we have to take him in?
Should I just keep an eye on it?
Thanks!
 
I always like to flip things around:
If you hurt your foot (or your child hurt his foot), and you don't know if it's bleeding, sprained, dislocated, broken, what would you do? Give expired medicine that might not even address the problem? Or visit a doctor to properly diagnose and get appropriate treatment, maybe even a splint?
 
Metacam is a NSAID pain reliever like Asprin or Advil. If you believe your bird in pain this would potentially be a medication you could give at home until you could get in to see a vet(assuming the vet told you the proper dose for your bird already). As for the expired issue, I don't feel comfortable commenting.
 
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Metacam is a pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication. It will not cure a broken bone whether the product is expired or not. A follow-up visit to a specialist bird vet is therefore strongly recommended.
 
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Metacam is a pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication. It will not cure a broken bone whether the product is expired or not. A follow-up visit to a specialist bird vet is therefore strongly recommended.

It’s just a cut, but we decided to keep a close eye on it to make sure it doesn’t get infected. If it does then we will take him to the vet
 

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