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Diclofenac and vulture populations
  1. Michael Stanford
  1. President, BVZS, Pool House, Pool Lane, Tarvin, Cheshire CH3 8JY
  1. e-mail: mstanford{at}

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WE write to express our concern regarding the recent authorisation of the NSAID, diclofenac, in certain member states of the EU. For background, a number of the British Veterinary Zoological Society (BVZS) members have over a decade of ongoing involvement in the field of vulture conservation worldwide. The role of the legal use of diclofenac in the precipitous decline of the vultures in the Indian subcontinent is well recognised and led to the statutory authorities in …

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