News

December 9, 2016

Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two (2) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a 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 surface exposed to these products.

December 1, 2016

Intermountain Farmers Association (IFA) of Draper, UT, is recalling its 50 lb bags of rabbit pellets (item #1220) manufactured between March 14, 2016 and September 15, 2016, because the product may contain higher than acceptable levels of vitamin D, which may cause health problems to rabbits. The recalled rabbit pellets were distributed through IFA country stores and independent dealers in Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico.

November 30, 2016

Answers to questions commonly posed to the OVMA office about exams and VCPRs.

November 28, 2016

This survey was conducted by the OVMA in 2016 allow our members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other OVMA members.

November 14, 2016

Just as diabetes affects nearly 30 million Americans, diabetes is also affecting our pets in increasing numbers. Obesity is a contributing factor. Over 50% of our pets are overweight, which puts them at an increased risk of developing diabetes. In fact, obese cats are four times more likely to develop diabetes than cats at a normal weight.

November 14, 2016

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

November 11, 2016

In late October 2016, veterinary licensees received notice that the Oregon Board of Pharmacy was proposing rules on Dispensing Practice Drug Outlets (DPDOs), with possible implications for the profession.

November 7, 2016

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!

October 31, 2016

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.

October 11, 2016

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has stated that “Veterinarians may discuss veterinary use of cannabis with clients, and are advised to inform clients about published data and toxicity in animals, as well as lack of scientific data on benefits.”

October 10, 2016

Mars Petcare has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of CESAR® Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food products due to a potential choking risk from small pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process.

September 29, 2016

With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.

September 12, 2016

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.

August 17, 2016

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 8, 2016

Protect your pet's health and quality of life by taking it to your veterinarian for a preventive health exam at least once per year. Twice a year is recommended, especially for senior pets. Early detection of diseases can improve your pet's chances of successful treatment, and save you money over the long run, too.

June 28, 2016

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina® Lamb Grower® B30 Medicated Sheep Feed packaged in the green and white generic paper LAND O LAKES® Feed bags.

June 27, 2016

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. (Portland, OR) has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products, sold in 8oz., 16oz., and 24oz. tubs, and free 1oz sample cups, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes.

June 13, 2016

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 1, 2016

The U.S. Department of Labor released new federal overtime regulations that expand time-and-a-half pay for salaried employees who work more than 40 hours per week.

June 1, 2016

Pet owners should be aware of the potential risks to their dogs or cats if they ingest this drug. Please keep all marijuana plants, as well as products and foods containing marijuana, in secure locations such as pet-proof containers and in locked cabinets.

May 16, 2016

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, 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 15, 2016

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

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 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.

 

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