Eagles facing threat from diclofenac

Steppe Eagles may soon disappear like vultures as the raptor species has been found to be under threat from killer veterinary drug diclofenac.

Two more vulture species under threat from veterinary painkiller diclofenac

A new study suggests that the veterinary painkiller diclofenac could be the reason behind the drastic decline in the number of vulture species such as Red-headed and Egyptian Vulture.

Plan to release Asian vulture into the wild by 2016 underway

A project hopes to start releasing captive-bred birds into the wild by 2016, after experiencing the devastation wrought by a drug on Asian vulture populations.

Banned drug continues to kill Indian vultures

A scientific study has shown that seven years after the pain killer Diclofenac was banned by the central government for veterinary use due to its fatal effect on vultures.

Diclofenac still a major threat for vultures

Human formulations of the drug Diclofenac banned for veterinary use are still being illegally used to treat cattle, posing a grave danger to the already critically-endangered vulture population, say experts.

Topical NSAIDs can help relieve arthritis pain

Applying topical non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) — in the form of creams, gels and patches — can provide relief from the pain associated osteoarthritis of the knees or hands, concludes a new review by The Cochrane Library.

Terai region to be made diclofenac-free zone for vultures

Diclofenac is a restricted drug, banned by the government in 2006 for veterinary uses.

Veterinary medicine killing vultures in India: Ministry

Diclofenac is the "major cause"
behind the rapidly declining vulture numbers in the country,
the government said Friday.