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September 30, 2022

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.

September 20, 2022

West Nile virus can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. It is carried by mosquitoes, which become carriers by feeding on infected birds.

September 16, 2022

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!

September 9, 2022

Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.

September 9, 2022

Earthquakes, floods, wildfires, hazardous material spills—disasters can strike anytime, anywhere. Put a preparedness plan in place now to keep you and your pets safe. Remember, your pets depend on you for their safety.

September 8, 2022

Salmon poisoning disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs who have ingested certain types of raw fish found in the Pacific Northwest from San Francisco to the coast of Alaska. It is most prevalent from northern California to the Puget Sound. It is also seen inland along the rivers of fish migration.

August 25, 2022

In the first documented case of human-to-animal transmission of monkeypox, a 4 year old dog in France was infected by its human owners, both of whom had confirmed cases.

August 24, 2022

The most common reason for skin problems in our pets is an underlying allergy. Allergies are one of the most common causes for recurrent ear infections in companion pets.

August 10, 2022

Twenty-three years ago, the OVMA became the first state veterinary association to present each first year student with a White Coat.

August 5, 2022

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw cat food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella. These foods have been associated with cases of illness in three kittens in a single household.

August 2, 2022

Rabbit Hemorraghic Disease is a highly contagious virus that can spread quickly among rabbit populations and causes sudden death.

August 2, 2022

Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral disease of birds (especially wild waterfowl such as ducks and geese), often causing no apparent signs of illness. AI viruses can sometimes spread to domestic poultry and cause large-scale outbreaks of serious disease.

July 13, 2022

Stormberg Foods is recalling various sizes and batches of Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat products due to a potential contamination of Salmonella.

July 7, 2022

Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single lot (#W10068709) of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula (6-pound), with best by date of 05/22/23, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

July 6, 2022

Right now, family leave is protected, but often unpaid unless you have vacation, sick, or other paid leave available to use. Paid family leave is coming to Oregon in 2023.

July 6, 2022

To renew your OVMA membership, please login to your member account. On your account page, you will see a link to renew your membership.

June 21, 2022

Freshpet Inc. is announcing a recall of a single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag), with sell by date of 10/29/22, due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

June 1, 2022

Blue-green algae toxin poisoning, also known as cyanobacterial poisoning, is an acute, sometimes fatal, condition caused by the ingestion of water containing high concentrations of cyanobacteria.

May 12, 2022

Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.

May 9, 2022

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.

April 26, 2022

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.

April 13, 2022

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.

April 8, 2022

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.

April 5, 2022

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.

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