Each legislative session the OVMA and its lobbying team review and monitor a wide range of legislation -- from animal welfare to business to veterinary-specific bills. Following is a look at but a handful of the 30+ pieces of legislation your Association has tracked thus far.
Bimeda Inc., on behalf of the manufacturer, Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Calcium Gluconate, one lot of Dextrose 50%, and one lot of Hypertonic Saline, all of which are in the form of injectable fluids, to the user level. These injectable fluids are being recalled as a precautionary measure; because of departures from customary sterility procedures, sterility cannot be entirely assured.
Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of Showmaster® S-Series Show Lamb Feed (BW) because it contained incorrect sodium molybdate levels. To date, there are 170, 50-pound bags of feed still out in the market. Cargill continues to take appropriate steps to pursue retrieval on those bags.
If your dog or cat is itching and scratching, fleas are a likely culprit. Flea season usually begins in spring and lasts through the summer, but fleas can survive year round in western Oregon's moderate climate. Fleas that live on your pet can easily spread to your house or yard and vice versa, so it's important to treat both your pet and your pet's environment.
Natura Pet Recalls EVO, Innova, California Natural, Karma and HealthWise Dry Pet Foods & Treats Due to Salmonella
Natura Pet Products has recalled dry pet food (EVO, Innova, California Natural and HealthWise) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This recall was expanded today to include Natura's dry dog, cat and ferret food products with expiration dates through March 24, 2014.
Merit Bird Company, LLC of Chatsworth, California has recalled various Vitae brand bird food shipped between May 2012 to February 2013, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association has partnered with the American Veterinary Medical Association to help ensure that you and your colleagues can legally carry and use controlled substances in ambulatory and mobile practices.
On February 5, 2010, the USDA announced it would be discontinuing the National Animal Identification System (NAIS), which had been designed to help producers and animal health officials respond to animal disease events in the United States. A replacement system for animal traceability will be developed.
Breeder’s Choice has recalled a single batch of Active Care Biscuits Healthy Dog Treats due to mold discovered in one of the lots of dog biscuits.
Does your pet wear an ID tag? Is it microchipped? These two forms of identification could help you to be reunited with your pet should it become lost.