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Antimicrobial resistance
Diclofenac residues pose risk to European vultures, advises EMA

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THE European Medicines Agency (EMA) has confirmed that European vultures could be at risk from residues of diclofenac if they feed on the carcases of animals that have been treated with this medicine. Through its Committee for Medicinal Products for Veterinary Use (CVMP), it has advised the European Commission (EC) on measures that could be put in place to help protect these birds.

The EMA notes that veterinary medicines containing diclofenac, an anti-inflammatory agent and painkiller, has …

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