News

April 22, 2014

Hospira Recalls One Lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCI Injection, USP), 10 ml, Single-Dose, Preservative-Free Vial

Hospira has recalled to the user level one lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP), 10 mL, Single-dose Vial – Preservative Free (NDC 0409-1559-10), Lot 34-440-DD. The recall is due to a confirmed customer report of discolored solution with visible particles embedded in the glass as well as discolored solution.

April 21, 2014

Pets Need ID: Collars, Tags, Microchips | Finding Lost Pets

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.

April 21, 2014

Hospira Recalls One Lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI INjection, USP, Due To Visible Particulates

Hospira, Inc. has recalled one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of orange and black particulate within the solution and embedded within the glass vial. Hospira has identified the particulate as iron oxide. Risk factors associated with the particulate include the potential for particulate to be injected and/or a delay in therapy.

April 18, 2014

Hospira Recalls Seven Lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP, Due to Visible Particulates

Hospira, Inc. announced today that on April 2, 2014, it informed customers of a nationwide recall of seven lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP, to the user level due to a glass defect located on the interior neck of the vial, which was identified during a retain sample inspection where the glass vial contained visible embedded metal particulate. Free-floating metal particulates were also identified in vials upon further analysis.

April 17, 2014

Protect Your Pets from Easter Hazards

Easter lilies, "grass" and chocolate are hazards to your pets that you should be aware of. Hundreds of cats are poisoned each year by Easter lilies. Many other varieties of the lily family, including tiger, day, rubrum, stargazer, and Japanese show are toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure within 72 hours. Lilies should be removed from homes with cats, or kept out of reach.

April 17, 2014

Purina Animal Nutrition LLC Recalls Poultry Feeds Distributed to Oregon & Washington

The Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington. Inadequate vitamin and trace mineral levels can result in health problems, including mortality, in poultry.

April 11, 2014

PUREVAX Rabies Vaccine Shortage

A letter from Merial regarding the current shortage of PUREVAX rabies vaccines.

April 10, 2014

Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC Recalls Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats Due to Salmonella

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

April 3, 2014

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 some examples of media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians. This page will be updated frequently so check back for "new" news.

April 2, 2014

2014 Compensation & Benefits Survey Now Open: Practice Owners Asked to Participate by 5/16

This survey will update our data from 2012, when we previously published similar survey results. The OVMA is one of only a few state associations that compiles and provides such information to its members. We are asking practice owners and/or managers to complete this survey on behalf of their clinics. The more who participate, the more accurate and relevant the data will be, especially in more rural areas of the state.