Now, Eagles Fall Prey to Diclofenac

Now, Eagles Fall Prey to Diclofenac
  • Research reveals Diclofenac, a veterinary drug used to give animals relive from acute pain, is set to sound the death knell for eagles world over.
  • A finding in this regard appears in Bird Conservation International, a Cambridge University journal
  • Same drug is said to have been responsible for bringing vulture population on the brink of extinction
  • Finding is result of study by Bombay Natural History Society, U.K.-based Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Bareilly, UP
  • Drug traced in tissues of two dead steppe eagles found in a dump of cattle carcass in Rajasthan in 2012
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Exams Perspective:

  1. Diclofenac