Madras High Court has upheld the ban of multi-dose vials of human diclofenac, to protect against the illegal use by veterinary practitioners. The ban was imposed by the Indian Government in July 2015, and was heralded by SAVE and vulture conservationists a crucially important step to further reduce diclofenac use in cattle – the major…

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A new study published in Chemosphere has shown that carprofen (from the same family of drugs as diclofenac and meloxicam) is also toxic to vultures. Frequent and widespread use of diclofenac to treat cattle and buffalo in South Asia was found to be responsible for catastrophic population declines in vultures that consumed livestock carcasses. Conversely,…

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