Residues of Diclofenac in Tissues of Vultures in India: A Post-ban Scenario

@article{Nambirajan2017ResiduesOD,
  title={Residues of Diclofenac in Tissues of Vultures in India: A Post-ban Scenario},
  author={Kanthan Nambirajan and Subramanian Muralidharan and Aditya Roy and Subbian Manonmani},
  journal={Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology},
  year={2017},
  volume={74},
  pages={292-297}
}
Populations of three resident Gyps species (Indian white-backed vulture Gyps bengalensis, Indian vulture Gyps indicus, and Slender-billed vulture Gyps tenuirostris) in India have decreased by more than 90% since mid 1990s, and they continue to decline. Experimental studies showed the mortality of vultures to be due to renal failure caused by diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. India, Pakistan, and Nepal banned the veterinary usage of diclofenac in 2006 to prevent further decline… 
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