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.
Kane, Adam; Jackson, Andrew L.; Monadjem, Ara; Colomer, M. Angels; Margalida, Antoni(Wiley, 2015-06)
As obligate scavengers, vultures are entirely dependent on carrion resources. In this study we model
the carrion ecology of an ecosystem in Swaziland which is home to the densest breeding population
of the African ...
Basic ecological information is still lacking for many species of African vultures. The Hooded Vulture
Necrosyrtes monachus is known as a rare breeding resident in north-eastern South Africa. This study set out
to monitor ...
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 ...