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Diclofenac

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Diclofenac
(October 16, 2009) Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has been identified as the cause of the catastrophic decline of vulture populations in the Indian subcontinent, causing renal failure, visceral gout and rapid death in vultures. Diclofenac is so toxic that less than 1% of livestock carcasses need to contain the drug to cause the declines observed in White-rumped Vultures in India.Meloxicam, an alternative NSAID, has been tested and has no known harmful effects on vultures and othe...

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