Vulture-Toxic Drugs Current Affairs, GK & News

IVRI calls for ban on aceclofenac in cattle

IVRI demanded the ban of using the aceclofenac in cattle after a new research found that this drug metabolizes into diclofenac in water buffaloes as well as in cows. What are key findings of the recent study on aceclofenac? A research led by Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) found that aceclofenac converted into diclofenac after ..

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Tamil Nadu’s State-level Committee for Vulture Conservation

The Tamil Nadu Government launched a State-Level Committee for Vulture Conservation (SLCVC) for coordination within the government for the implementation of the Action Plan for Vulture Conservation (APVC) 2020-2025. Key facts The formation of the State-Level Committee for Vulture Conservation (SLCVC) was proposed by the national action for the protection of vultures in India, which ..

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Bangladesh bans all known Vulture-Toxic Drugs

Bangladesh has become the first country that has banned the painkiller ketoprofen. This painkiller is used widely to treat the cattle. But this painkiller is toxic to vultures. Highlights Earlier, veterinary diclofenac was also banned some 10 years ago. This is a landmark move to save the remaining population of globally threatened vultures. Experts says, ..

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