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July 21, 2017

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!

July 18, 2017

Practitioners have asked us if they are required to have a dental-specific radiography unit for oral surgery.

July 17, 2017

Be on the look out 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!

July 11, 2017

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

July 6, 2017

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

July 5, 2017

In 2016, the Oregon Legislature approved a multi-tiered increase in the minimum wage, with the initial increase effective last July. The second of seven increases went into effect on July 1, 2017. Scheduled annual minimum wage increases will continue through 2022. Beginning July 1, 2013, the minimum wage will be indexed to inflation based on the Consumer Price Index.

June 30, 2017

4th of July celebrations might be a lot of fun for people, but they can be downright scary for our animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.

June 29, 2017

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.

June 26, 2017

ADM Animal Nutrition™, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 50-pound bags of Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54787BHB24, because the product contains elevated levels of monensin beyond the recommended dosage, which could be harmful to cattle.

June 21, 2017

During the summer months, many of us will be spending more time outdoors with our pets and may be tempted to take our pets along on errands or trips. While interaction with your pet is important for its health and well-being, hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. Keep your pets cool this summer with these helpful tips.

June 19, 2017

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include our retail partners’ private label brands.

June 19, 2017

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling certain Sunseed Parrot Fruit & Vegetable Diet and Sunseed SunSations Rabbit Food due to a potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

June 15, 2017

Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

June 12, 2017

United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the US. The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews.

June 9, 2017

Learn more about legislation the OVMA is following.

May 30, 2017

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 25, 2017

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

May 23, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting dog owners and veterinarians about the risk of accidental overdose to dogs treated with the drug Sileo. Sileo is a prescription gel that is given to dogs by mouth to treat noise aversion (signs related to anxiety or fear due to noise).

May 9, 2017

C.O. Truxton, Inc. is expanding their 04/21/2017 voluntary recall, as a precaution to include the following C.O. Truxton, Inc. products, registered NDC numbers and corresponding lot numbers, to the consumer/user level. C.O. Truxton has not received any complaints for the products listed; however, due to the initial recall resulting from a label mix-up error, out of an abundance of caution, they are recalling all products that were repackaged into a Truxton Incorporated label.

May 8, 2017

Smallbatch Pets Inc. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen 2lbs. chicken blend for dogs and cats, brand name Smallbatch, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

May 1, 2017
A list of plants commonly found and also highly toxic to horses.
May 1, 2017

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.

April 25, 2017

On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified Party Animal that their customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital.

April 19, 2017

The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in the way of the fun.

March 29, 2017

As an OVMA member, enjoy 24/7 access to hundreds of courses from the world's best veterinary universities, specialists and CE providers. Many of the courses are free. You can also track your online and offline CE with the Education Tracker.

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