Another vulture killer

Another veterinary painkiller, nimesulide, has been causing the death of vultures in India, according to the findings of a study published in an international scientific journal, Environmental Science and Pollution Research (June 7, 2021). Examining four white-rumped vultures found dead in 2019, the findings showed that they were exposed to nimesulide through the carcasses of cattle they ate, reported online newsmagazine, Scroll on July 14. Nimesulide joins diclofenac, aceclofenac and ketoprofen as the primary reasons for wiping out swathes of vulture populations in the country since the 1990s. "While diclofenac is banned for veterinary use, a proposal to ban the other two......

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