The OVMA supports the Combatting Illicit Xylazine Act (H.R. 1839 / S. 993).
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!
Akorn Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Various Human and Animal Drug Products Within Expiry Due to Company Shutdown
The Akorn Trustee is initiating a voluntary recall of various within-expiry human and animal products as a result of the closures and discontinuation of the quality activities of these marketed products.
The program is paid for by employers and employees. Employers with over 25 employees pay 40% and employees pay 60% of the contribution rate, which is 1 percent for 2023.
Updates on the OVMA's advocacy efforts in the 2023 Oregon Legislature on behalf of the veterinary profession.
At its April 2023 meeting, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board briefly discussed “veterinary teletriage.”
Abbott Recalls the Readers Used with the FreeStyle Libre Brand Flash Glucose Monitoring Systems for Risk of Extreme Heat and Fire
FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is sharing news of this recall to alert veterinarians who may be using this product. Abbott is recalling the FreeStyle Libre, Libre 14 day, and Libre 2 Flash Glucose Management Systems.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.
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 2023 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.
Beginning on June 11, 2023, over-the-counter antibiotics will no longer be available through traditional retail channels. Instead, these antibiotics will require a prescription from a veterinarian licensed in the state where the animals are housed.
Enforcement of the new compounding regulations begins on April 1, 2023.
Stratford Care USA, Inc Recalls Omega-3 Supplements for Cats and Dogs Because of Possible Elevated Levels of Vitamin A
Stratford Care USA, Inc of Odessa, Florida is recalling multiple brands of Omega-3 Supplements for cats and dogs due to potentially elevated levels of Vitamin A.
Recall Expanded: Nestlé Purina Recalls Select Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Vitamin D
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling select lots of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EL Elemental (PPVD EL) prescription dry dog food due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.
As of June 11, 2023, all medically important antibiotics approved for use in animals—both companion and food animal—will no longer be available over-the-counter (OTC). The drugs will also display the following statement on the label “Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian."
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.
Xylazine (Rompun®, Sedazine®, AnaSed®) is a medication that is FDA approved for animals only. It is a non-opioid sedative and painkiller. However, it is increasingly being mixed illicitly with drugs such as fentanyl and heroin to increase the effects of the high.
FDA Cautions Horse Owners Not to Feed Recalled Lots of Top of the Rockies Alfalfa Cubes due to Reports of Illness and Death
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning horse owners not to feed Top of the Rockies alfalfa cubes with the date codes 111222, 111322, 111422, 111522, and 111622.
Practice owners and their staff are working together to find more efficient pathways to practice management and a more collaborative work environment that stresses a work-life balance.
In early December, the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon provided a $15,000 grant to the Dean’s Fund for Disaster Response to support a veterinary approach to disaster preparedness and response.
Contributions to the Paid Leave Oregon fund are set to begin in January 2023.
Nestlé Purina PetCare Recalls Limited Amount of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Low Fat Wet Dog Food Due to Labeling Error
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets EN Gastroenteric Low Fat (PPVD EN Low Fat) prescription wet dog food in 13.4 oz cans due to a labeling error.
Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.
Pets can bring joy and companionship into someone’s life, but they are also a responsibility. They require time, energy, and money in order to be cared for properly. Although your intentions may be good, it is important to consider the following before giving a pet as a gift.
Senior pets should have veterinary exams twice a year to help detect and treat illness or disease as early as possible.