IVRI demanded a ban on using Aceclofenac in cattle
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The Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) has called for a ban on the use of aceclofenac in cattle.
IVRI found in its study that aceclofenac was rapidly converted to diclofenac when injected into the buffalo.
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.
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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