Already in 2006 Prof Vinny Naidoo, now the Deputy Dean: Research and Postgraduate Studies of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa, and his team,started research on protecting vultures from the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac in cattle that was responsible for major mortalities in vulture populations.
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Short news snippets with colour photos about what's happening at the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Pretoria.
Vulture populations in southern Africa have been on the decline for years, which unlike the Asian vulture crisis, has no one specific cause. Reasons attributable are deliberate and secondary poisonings, drowning, power ...
Van Blerk, Chris; University of Pretoria. Faculty of Veterinary Science; Meyer, Martha(2016)
For over a decade it has been known that some drugs are toxic to vultures and that they are exposed to these drugs by consuming contaminated carcasses. Yet no safety-testing measures are mandated for such drugs before they ...
Galligan, T.H.; Taggart, M. A.; Cuthbert, R. J.; Svobodova, D.; Chipangura, J.K. (John); Alderson, D.; Prakash, V. M.; Naidoo, Vinny(Wiley, 2016-10)
The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac is highly toxic to Gyps vultures
and its recent widespread use in South Asia caused catastrophic declines in at least three
scavenging raptors. The manufacture ...