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


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