The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has developed a Web site for veterinarians to report pesticide incidents involving animals. The Web site is for veterinary use only.
FDA continues to receive complaints of dogs experiencing illness that their owners or veterinarians associate with consumption of chicken jerky products.
Due to a recent sharp increase in the number of incidents being reported from the use of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for pets, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is intensifying its evaluation of whether further restrictions on the use of these products are necessary to better protect pets.
Small pieces of melted plastic were recently found in the production line of select varieties of NUTRO® dry dog and cat food products. Three puppy food products reached some PetSmart and Petco stores in AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, TX and UT.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been investigating recent cases of febrile reactions among patients undergoing endoscopy in the United States. This investigation has revealed that all of the case-patients received the anesthetic propofol from 100 ml vials manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals.
High algae levels have been found in various bodies of water in Oregon. Four dogs in Southern Oregon have died as a result of contact with blue-green algae in Elk Creek near Elkton. Algae advisories can be found on the DHS Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance
Reported cases of Q fever in the United States have increased by 6.5 fold from 26 cases in 2001 to 169 cases in 2006.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Department of Human Services are interested in obtaining serum samples from equine cases that may have an encephalitis-like-illness to test for West Nile virus. Serum samples should be collected and sent to Oregon State University VDL for testing. There is no charge for this testing.
Historically, state law in the United States prevented non-veterinarian ownership of veterinary practices. The purpose of this piece is to examine the original justifications and whether or not these justifications continue to apply. We will examine current trends in changes to state laws and veterinary practice acts in the United States relating to non-veterinary ownership of veterinary practices.
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.