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Dear Colleague,

We’d like to draw your attention to a study published online in PLoS Biology, entitled "Removing the Threat of Diclofenac to Critically Endangered Asian Vultures" by Rhys Green (University of Cambridge) and colleagues. Please feel free to read, share, print and use this article anyway you wish all at no charge – thanks to open-access publishing.

The Study

This study reveals that the anti-inflammatory drug meloxicam is less toxic to endangered Gyps vultures than diclofenac and, if used as an alternative, could potentially reverse the catastrophic decline of these species in South Asia.


Every paper in PLoS Biology has an accompanying Synopsis that encapsulates the essence of the research in accessible language and explains the significance of the work within a broad context. The Synopsis to the above paper is entitled “Switching Drugs for Livestock May Help Save Critically Endangered Asian Vultures”.

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