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!
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.
Although rarely fatal, pigeon fever is bacterial disease that affects horses and ruminants. The disease is seasonal, with peak incidence in the dry/fall months, and the incidence fluctuates from year to year within a site. A vaccine has been developed by a Bend-area veterinarian and is expected to be available by 2016.
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!
Toxic Algae Advisories: Willamette River at Ross Island Lagoon | Upper Klamath and Agency lakes (excluding Pelican Bay)
Be on the look out for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red. When in doubt, stay out!
Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, WA, is voluntarily recalling frozen raw Cat Food with the code Jul12015B due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
Ingestion of even small amounts of certain plants can be harmful or fatal to a pet. Symptoms of plant poisoning include: irritation to skin and/or mouth, drooling, diarrhea, seizures, unconsciousness, and vomiting.
Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of their Instinct® Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy Recalls Human and Veterinary Sterile Compounded Drugs Due to Sterility Issues
Moses Lake Professional Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling human and veterinary sterile compounded drugs which are unexpired to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance.
Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats due to concerns of the possible presence of Salmonella.