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Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF): A Message From the State Veterinarian

As a friendly reminder and disease risk “tune up” to help prevent MCF or other disease occurrences in livestock in Oregon, Dr. Don Hansen, State Veterinarian, has sent out the following information to Fair Managers and livestock exhibitors. Your clients may have questions about MCF.

Springfield CVT Earns VTS Accreditation in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Certified veterinary technician Angie Price of Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates in Springfield has earned the VTS accreditation in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

H1N1: Information for Veterinarians & the Practice Team

Information for veterinarians and the practice team about the H1N1 virus, handling potential cases, and testing options.

OVMA Awards of Excellence Given to Worthy Recipients

The OVMA has honored several worthy individuals for their service to the veterinary profession.

Health Care Reform: Employer Requirement to Offer Coverage and Small Business Tax Credit

Find out more about the new health care legislation, specifically the Employer Requirement to Offer Coverage and Small Business Tax Credits, and their effect on the veterinary profession.

FDA Approves Equidone Gel to Prevent Fescue Toxicosis in Equines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Equidone Gel (domperidone) for the prevention of fescue toxicosis, a disease that can cause serious reproductive problems in horses.

OVMA Testifies Against Proposed OVMEB Rule Change Allowing Vaccinations Without Exams

At its July 23rd meeting, the OVMEB voted to rescind the proposed rule changes regarding exams and vaccines. The current rules regarding VCPRs, exams and vaccinations remain in effect.

Q Fever Study Shows Veterinarians at Risk

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.

DVMs: Submit Samples of Possible WNV Cases to OSU VDL for Testing

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.

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.