April 24, 2012

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as Mad Cow Disease, is a chronic, fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of cattle. The nation's fourth case was reported in a central California dairy cow in April 2012. Results confirmed the animal was positive for atypical BSE, a "very rare" form of the disease not generally associated with infected feed. The cow did not enter the human food supply. Milk does not spread BSE.

April 17, 2012

Kaytee Recalls Two Hand Feeding Formulas for Baby Birds

Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand, is recalling two products, Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D. These products are used primarily by bird breeders for feeding baby birds. Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of kidney failure when ingesting the product.

April 9, 2012

Cyanobacterial Poisonings

Cyanobacterial poisoning is an acute, often fatal condition caused by the ingestion of high concentrations of toxins from blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, in water.

April 3, 2012

American Regent Recalls Cyanocobalamin Injection, USP, 100 mcg/mL, 1ml Vial Lot #s 1662, 1679, 1683 Due to Cracks in the Vials

American Regent is undertaking this voluntary recall of Cyanocobalamin Injection, USP, lots: 1662, 1679, and 1683 because cracks can form in the heel (bottom) and sides of some vials of these lots. These cracks may lead to a lack of assurance of sterility and the potential for development of glass particulates. This drug can be used in veterinary medicine for treatment of Vitamin B12 deficiencies as well as certain types of anemia.

April 2, 2012

Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls 4 Lots of Wardley® Advanced Nutrition™ Perfect Protein™ Tropical Flake Fish Food: Salmonella

The Hartz Mountain Corporation has recalled product from four specific lots of Wardley® Advanced Nutrition™ Perfect Protein™ Tropical Flake Fish Food 1 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the specified lots may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

March 21, 2012

Online Reputation Management

Just type in your name or your hospital’s name into Google and all sorts of stuff shows up.  Some good, some bad and maybe some really awful!  In this world of universal, instant and fairly anonymous communications using the Internet and especially social media, both good and bad things can happen.

March 19, 2012

Meet Incoming OVMA President Dr. Sheri Morris

Dr. Sheri Morris of Willamette Valley Animal Hospital in Keizer is the newest president of the OVMA.

February 23, 2012

American Regent Recalls Phenylephrine HCl Injection, USP, Lot 0693 Due to Particulates

American Regent is recalling Phenylephrine HCl Injection, USP, Lot 0693 due to potential safety concerns stemming from the identification of visible particles found in some retained samples of this lot.

February 23, 2012

Bedford Laboratories Recalls Cytarabine for Injection, USP, 1 Gram per Vial

Bedford Lboratories™ announces a nationwide voluntary recall for the following three lots of Cytarabine for Injection, USP: Cytarabine for injection, USP 1 gram per viral - NDC #55390-133-01.