Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians, technicians and assistants about caring for their animals. We need you to make this another successful year of public outreach at the Fair. Help the OVMA promote your profession!
Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls One Lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. Due to Possible Salmonella
The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
The Texas Supreme Court issued a long-awaited opinion in Medlen v. Strickland, refusing to allow noneconomic damages for loss of a pet in a case involving a local municipal shelter. The high court reversed the judgment of a state court of appeals. (If you would like a copy of the complete opinion, contact the OVMA office).
4th of July celebrations might be a lot of fun for people, but they can be downright scary for our animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.
Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are some examples of media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians. This page will be updated frequently so check back for "new" news.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal. Recent cases of rabid bats throughout the state, as well as foxes, are a good reminder to keep your pet, including cats, who are more likely to play with a sick bat, up to date on their rabies vaccinations!
The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in the way of the fun.
Every year, there are approximately 4.5 million people bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. The good news is that dog bites *are* preventable. It’s up to people, not dogs, to stop dog bites.
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.
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.