IAF Statement on the Veterianry Use of Diclofenac. Warning of a Serious Threat to European Vultures.


The International Association for Falconry and the Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) notes with dismay and outrage that Diclofenac (a Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug used for the treatment of pain and inflammation) is available for veterinary use in Member States of the European Union including Italy and Spain.

This drug is incredibly toxic to vultures, even in very small quantities, and fatal poisoning can result when vultures consume the carcasses of animals treated, before their death, with Diclofenac.