WSU research helps lead to drug ban

PULLMAN — In an effort to save its dwindling Asian vulture populations, India has announced it will ban veterinary use of the drug diclofenac.  Lindsay Oaks of the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and The Peregrine Fund discovered that the drug used as an anti-inflammatory in cattle was highly toxic to the vultures […]

Researcher implicates cattle drug in vulture deaths

Three years of work by Washington State University researcher Lindsay Oaks have led to a major discovery linking the decline of three Asian vulture species to a drug commonly used to treat livestock there. Oaks, a microbiologist with the College of Veterinary Medicine, worked with an international team of scientists. The findings of their work […]