Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel
The National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians Veterinary Infection Control Committee 2010 has published the Compendium of Veterinary Standard Precautions for Zoonotic Disease Prevention in Veterinary Personnel PDF.
United Egg Producers & Humane Society of the United States Agreement on Commercial Egg Laying Hens: Q&A
A Q&A by United Egg Producers regarding their agreement with HSUS on commercial egg laying hens, posted by OVMA as a courtesy and point of information for our members.
Get the facts about the H1N1 virus, your pets and other animals.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board rule changes have taken effect.
Generic versions of the Frontline® product will soon be available over-the-counter. Veterinarians understand your concerns both about your pet’s health and saving money. Before buying the over-the-counter product, such as a generic flea and tick control product, consult with your veterinarian to make sure it is the best fit for you, your pet and your wallet.
A study indicates that veterinarians in Britain appear to be four times as likely as the general public to commit suicide. Factors include stress, comfort with euthanasia, and access to lethal means.
According to a June 6, 2011 press release from State Veterinarian Dr. Don Hansen of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, sufficient time has passed for most horses that may have been exposed to the virus traced to a horse show in Utah last month. The vast majority of horse owners in Oregon and in the Pacific Northwest should feel free to participate in horse shows, rodeos, and other equine events as a recent outbreak of the neurological form of Equine Herpesvirus appears to be well contained.
AAHA has created the AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool, a free, internet-based resource that assists with microchip identification; helping reunite pets and owners by checking participating pet recovery services’ registries to determine which registry should be contacted. The AAHA Universal Pet Microchip Lookup Tool can be accessed online at www.petmicrochiplookup.org.
Improved staff utilization is a more critical element of successful practices now than ever before. Practices that want to become more profitable can no longer just count on fee increases to achieve this goal. Improved profitability and patient care must come from improved business practices.
A team of scientists, veterinarians and volunteers have deployed a custom-built “capture cage” in Newport to temporarily sequester sea lions that have become entangled with rope, fishing line and other materials so they can be untangled. The Oregon Animal Health Foundation, the charitable arm of the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association, provided a $5,000 grant for the project.