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2011 Legislative Session Recap

A recap of the 2011 legislative session.

Layer Hen/Poultry Housing Issues: Resource List

A list of resources related to the issue of layer hen/poultry housing.

Incoming President Dr. Rob Shimek's Remarks

At ceremonies held during the recent Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis, Dr. Robert Shimek of Salem became the new OVMA president.

USDA APHIS Issues Conditional License for Canine Influenza Virus Vaccine

USDA APHIS announced that it has issued a conditional license to Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health for a canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine.

Buprenorphine Shortage: Alternatives for Analgesia

Heidi L. Shafford, DVM, PhD, DACVA of Veterinary Anesthesia Specialists LLC, Portland, has provided the following information to assist you in providing adequate analgesia for your patients without buprenorphine, which is on backorder.

Layer Hen Housing: Legislative Update

The OVMA supported Senate Bill 805-B, which provides new standards for layer hen housing in Oregon.

Pigeon Fever in Oregon DVM

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis lymphadenitis in humans is a rare entity that principally affects persons in contact with animals. An Oregon veterinarian contracted pigeon fever from working with infected horses.

Legal Consents for Veterinary Practices

The OVMA has arranged for its members to receive a special 15% off the retail price of $117 of Legal Consents for Veterinary Practices, by Jim Wilson, DVM, JD. This 4th edition book is an important reference that provides a review of why legal consents are necessary in the veterinary practice.

Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab Mix, Inducted Into Oregon Animal Hall of Fame

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and Oregon Animal Health Foundation honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond. Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab mix, is this year's inductee in the Companion category.

USDA Seeking Volunteers to Help Select Student Loan Repayment Recipients

The Department of Agriculture needs volunteers to help select the veterinarians who will receive money to repay student loans in exchange for work in underserved areas.