News

May 23, 2016

Oregon State Fair: Volunteers Needed for 2016 Fair

Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians and the health care team 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!

May 17, 2016

Members in the News

Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians.

May 16, 2016

Dog Bites Can Be Prevented

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.

May 10, 2016

Manna Pro Products Recalls a Lot of Chick Starter Medicated Due to Excessive Salt

Manna Pro Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling a single lot (MADE 11/23/15 WP-2) of Manna Pro Chick Starter Medicated, UPC 0 95668 10555 6, packaged in 25 pound bags because it may contain excessive salt. Symptoms of excessive salt intake include increased water consumption, anorexia, and weight loss, and may lead to death. Symptoms may be more pronounced when water intake is limited.

April 26, 2016

Rabies: Rabid Bats Found in Benton & Josephine Counties

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

April 15, 2016

ODFW Asks Public to Report Unsual Bat Activity

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife has launched a Web site for the public to report unusual bat activity. In response to the recent findings of White-Nose Syndrome in Washington state, ODFW is asking the public to report unusual behavior observed in bats, such as trouble flying, flying during the daytime, dying or sick bats (on the ground, unable to fly), or bats that have a white fungus on their face or wings.

April 12, 2016

H3N8/H3N2 Influenza Strains Affects Dogs, H3N2 Can Also Affect Cats

This form of influenza (called canine influenza) is a viral respiratory infection found primarily in dogs. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2. Documented cases have been found in cats in a shelter environment. The risk to most household cats is considered low.

April 4, 2016

Heartworm Disease

Heartworm is a serious, life-threatening disease that can affect dogs, cats and ferrets. The infection may cause inflammation and thickening of the pulmonary arteries, damage to the heart, liver and kidneys, and, if untreated, can lead to heart disease and death.

 

April 4, 2016

Lyme Disease & Ticks: April is Prevent Lyme Disease in Dogs Month

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

March 30, 2016

OVMA President Dr. Jean Hall on the OVMA's Past, Present & Future

The following remarks were shared by Dr. Jean Hall as she accepted the office of president during the Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis. She is the Association’s 91st president and is a Professor in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Physiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Oregon State University.