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Old 12-15-2009, 03:40 PM   #1
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Default Strike Two- Another veterinary drug found to be fatal to vultures

Strike Two
Another veterinary drug found to be fatal to vultures
Dec 9, 2009

Strike Two : Journal Watch Online
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Vultures in South Asia have been dying from eating livestock carcasses tainted with diclofenac, a veterinary drug. Now researchers have found that a similar drug called ketoprofen is also fatal to the birds.

Both treatments fall into a category called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). While diclofenac is known to cause kidney failure and death in vultures...
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