May 2014 – vol. 107, issue 5, pp 247–250 For every 1,000 Oriental White-backed Vultures Gyps bengalensis found in southern Asia in the 1980s, only one remains today. They've been wiped out by diclofenac - a drug used to treat pain and inflammation in livestock. Alarmingly, South African researchers looking into safe alternatives have now identified that a second livestock treat- ment in Asia - ketoprofen - is also lethal to vul- tures. Th... This article is only available to subscribed users.To read more, please log in or purchase a subscription.