Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.
On May 6, 2022, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock (non-poultry) in Linn County—the first confirmed case in Oregon since 2015.
FDA is alerting patients, health care professionals, veterinarians, and animal owners/caretakers about a voluntary recall by Drug Depot, LLC, doing business as APS Pharmacy, of certain unexpired compounded drugs due to a lack of sterility assurance. This recall includes “cyclosporin” and “tacrolimus” for animal ophthalmic use.
The FDA has released Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances, also known as Guidance for Industry (GFI) #256. The document describes the agency’s approach to situations where veterinarians need access to unapproved drugs compounded from bulk drug substances (BDS) to provide appropriate care for the medical needs of the diverse species they treat when no FDA-approved (including conditionally approved) or indexed drugs can be used to treat the animal.
Every year, approximately 4.7 million people in the US are bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. Seventy percent of fatal dog bite cases involve children.
At ceremonies held during the 2022 Oregon Veterinary Conference, held virtually, the OVMA honored three individuals for their service to the veterinary profession and animals. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.
Summary of OVMA activities during the 2022 legislative session.
By June 2023, all medically important antibiotics will require veterinary oversight to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for food production.
In cooperation with Pet Brands Products, LLC, and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI is voluntarily recalling Pure Being Cat Advent Calendars and Pure Being Dog Advent Calendars as a precautionary measure due to a potential choking hazard.
Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.
Have a peaceful and restorative holiday season.
A look back at how the OVMA helped to support and advocate for you in 2021.
Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.
Cancer is a leading cause of disease-related death in older pets. Just as in humans, early detection can make the difference in treatment options and outcomes. Your observations of your pet's behavior and health are important. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, please consult with your veterinarian.
Be on the lookout for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or bright green cells suspended in the water column. When in doubt, stay out!
We will continue to update Oregon veterinarians with important developments regarding COVID-19 that impact the veterinary community. We are all in this together.
Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.
Purina Animal Nutrition has recalls one lot of certain products for cattle livestock and for wildlife such as deer, antelope, and wild sheep due to the potential of elevated urea levels.
The CDC says that, at present, there is no evidence to suggest that pets such as dogs or cats will become a source of COVID-19 infection in humans. Regardliness, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets to help avoid transmission of other illness-causing agents, such as E. coli and Salmonella.
With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.
Tuffy's Pet Foods is issuing a recall of approximately 1,600 cases of Pure Vita Salmon Entree Dog Food in a Tetrapak carton following notification from the product manufacturer of potentially elevated levels of Vitamin D.
Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's the time to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house commonly seen by Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) during this time of the year.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.