IVRI demanded a ban on using Aceclofenac in cattle

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ban on using Aceclofenac in cattle

The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) has called for a ban on the use of aceclofenac in cattle.

Important facts

  • IVRI found in its study that aceclofenac was rapidly converted to diclofenac when injected into the buffalo.

About Aceclofenac

  • It is used for the relief of pain and inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and ankylosing spondylitis.

  • Wildlife Institute of India, BNHS and IVRI had written to the Union Health Ministry seeking a ban on Aceclofenac, but no action has been taken so far.

About Diclofenac

  • It is an anti-inflammatory drug and was banned for veterinary use by the Government of India in 2006. 

  • This was the main reason for the massive decline (99 percent) in the vulture population across Asia.

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