Although rarely fatal, pigeon fever is bacterial disease that affects horses and ruminants. The disease is seasonal, with peak incidence in the dry/fall months, and the incidence fluctuates from year to year within a site. A vaccine has been developed by a Bend-area veterinarian and is expected to be available by 2016.
Protect your pet's health and quality of life by taking it to your veterinarian for a preventive health exam at least once per year. Twice a year is recommended, especially for senior pets. Early detection of diseases can improve your pet's chances of successful treatment, and save you money over the long run, too.
Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians, technicians and assistants about caring for their animals. We need you to make this another successful year of public outreach at the Fair. Help the OVMA promote your profession!
At its July meeting, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board approved moving ahead to require that veterinarians and veterinary technicians undergo a criminal background check before licensure is granted.
During the summer months, many of us will be spending more time outdoors with our pets and may be tempted to take our pets along on errands or trips. While interaction with your pet is important for its health and well-being, hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. Keep your pets cool this summer with these helpful tips.
Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed due to excess levels of sodium.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published its decision to add Tramadol as a controlled substance. The rule becomes effective August 18 of this year.
This survey updates our data from 2012, when we previously published similar survey results. The OVMA is one of only a few state associations that compiles and provides such information to its members. We are asking practice owners and/or managers to complete this survey on behalf of their clinics. The more who participate, the more accurate and relevant the data will be, especially in more rural areas of the state.
This survey was conducted by the OVMA in 2014 allow our members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other OVMA members.
4th of July celebrations might be a lot of fun for people, but they can be downright scary for our animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.