Jesús Lemus notches his eighth retraction

animal conservationThe carcasses are piling up.

Jesús A. Lemus now has eight retractions. Here’s the notice for the most recent:

The following article from Animal Conservation, ‘Ingestion of multiple veterinary drugs and associated impact on vulture health: implications of livestock carcass elimination practices’ by G. Blanco, J. Á. Lemus, F. Martínez, B. Arroyo, M. García-Montijano and J. Grande, published online on 3 July 2009 in Wiley Online Library (, has been retracted by agreement between the authors: G. Blanco, F. Martínez, B. Arroyo and M. García-Montijano; The Zoological Society of London; the journal Editors: Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse, Res Altweg, Trevor Branch, Darren Evans, Trenton W.J. Garner, Mathew Gompper, Iain Gordon, Jeff A. Johnson, Todd Katzner and Nathalie Pettorelli; and Blackwell Publishing Ltd. The retraction has been agreed following an investigation by G. Blanco, F. Martínez, B. Arroyo and M. García-Montijano and by the Ethics Committee of the Spanish Superior Council of Scientific Research (CSIC), as a result of which the laboratory analyses supplied by J. Á. Lemus were found to be untrustworthy.

The study has been cited nine times, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge.

Hat tips: Tom Langen, Alexander Bond

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