Now, Eagles Fall Prey to Diclofenac

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  • 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
  • Read at: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/now-eagles-fall-prey-to-diclofenac/article6068466.ece

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  1. Diclofenac
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