Stratford Care USA, Inc Recalls Omega-3 Supplements for Cats and Dogs Because of Possible 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."
Updates on the OVMA's advocacy efforts in the 2023 Oregon Legislature on behalf of the veterinary profession.
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.
Paid Leave Oregon, adopted by the legislature in 2019, is finally taking effect. While some clarifying regulations remain pending, most of the key provisions have been finalized and required contributions into the fund are set to begin in January 2023.
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.
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.
Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.
Senior pets should have veterinary exams twice a year to help detect and treat illness or disease as early as possible.
In 1997, the OVMA’s Board of Directors called for an end to an ongoing dispute over Keiko and urged all involved to refocus on their shared interest in Keiko’s health.
The OVMA receives queries from veterinarians and practice managers as to the requirements for issuing and verifying prescriptions by various means. Here is a summary of pertient information from DEA and the Oregon Board of Pharmacy.
The AVMA Trust’s PLIT program often sees professional liability claims related to medication errors. The following will describe the most common causes for medication errors, offer five useful tips for avoiding these errors, and share some stories from the field.
Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.
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.
Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.
Salmon poisoning disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs who have ingested certain types of raw fish found in the Pacific Northwest from San Francisco to the coast of Alaska. It is most prevalent from northern California to the Puget Sound. It is also seen inland along the rivers of fish migration.
In the first documented case of human-to-animal transmission of monkeypox, a 4 year old dog in France was infected by its human owners, both of whom had confirmed cases.
The most common reason for skin problems in our pets is an underlying allergy. Allergies are one of the most common causes for recurrent ear infections in companion pets.
Twenty-three years ago, the OVMA became the first state veterinary association to present each first year student with a White Coat.