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July 11, 2014

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.

July 2, 2014

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.

July 2, 2014

Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of its Nutrena NatureWise meatbird feed due to excess levels of sodium.

June 30, 2014

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.

June 12, 2014

Learn how to foreclose on liens involving animals left at your clinic after services were rendered.

June 5, 2014

PGG/HSC Feed Company, LLC has recalled 50 pound packages of its Champion Lamb Texturized B30 product due to higher than allowable copper levels. The product was manufactured in February 2014 and carries the UPC code UPC-748252483805 located in the bottom left corner of a white label attached to a Payback bag with a photo of a lamb.

June 3, 2014

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. of Topeka, KS is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The suspect product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014.

May 28, 2014

Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, CA is voluntarily recalling its 3 oz. bag of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015, product of USA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

May 15, 2014

Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

April 28, 2014

Oregon Administrative Rules require veterinarians to report certain diseases to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

April 28, 2014

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) disease has been added to the reportable disease list in Oregon. The PEDv is a highly contagious coronavirus that affects swine, causing diarrhea and vomiting, and death of 50-100 percent of infected piglets. Adult pigs can become infected but generally do not have mortality.

April 22, 2014

Hospira has recalled to the user level one lot of 0.25% Marcaine™ (Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP), 10 mL, Single-dose Vial – Preservative Free (NDC 0409-1559-10), Lot 34-440-DD. The recall is due to a confirmed customer report of discolored solution with visible particles embedded in the glass as well as discolored solution.

April 21, 2014

Does your pet wear an ID tag? Is it microchipped? These two forms of identification could help you to be reunited with your pet should it become lost.

April 21, 2014

Hospira, Inc. has recalled one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of orange and black particulate within the solution and embedded within the glass vial. Hospira has identified the particulate as iron oxide. Risk factors associated with the particulate include the potential for particulate to be injected and/or a delay in therapy.

April 18, 2014

Hospira, Inc. announced today that on April 2, 2014, it informed customers of a nationwide recall of seven lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, USP, to the user level due to a glass defect located on the interior neck of the vial, which was identified during a retain sample inspection where the glass vial contained visible embedded metal particulate. Free-floating metal particulates were also identified in vials upon further analysis.

April 17, 2014

The Purina Animal Nutrition LLC feed plant in Portland, Ore., has initiated a limited recall of certain poultry feeds due to the potential for lower-than-expected vitamin and trace mineral levels. The products were distributed to retailers in Oregon and Washington. Inadequate vitamin and trace mineral levels can result in health problems, including mortality, in poultry.

April 17, 2014

Easter lilies, "grass" and chocolate are hazards to your pets that you should be aware of. Hundreds of cats are poisoned each year by Easter lilies. Many other varieties of the lily family, including tiger, day, rubrum, stargazer, and Japanese show are toxic to cats and can cause kidney failure within 72 hours. Lilies should be removed from homes with cats, or kept out of reach.

April 11, 2014

A letter from Merial regarding the current shortage of PUREVAX rabies vaccines.

April 10, 2014

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, NY, is recalling its 2 lb, 5 lb & 15 lb boxes of "Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats" because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

March 26, 2014

When the weather warms and spring rolls in, people get the urge to declutter and deep clean their homes and garages. If you’re a pet owner, use the tips from Pet Poison Helpline to make sure your pets stay safe and are kept away from toxic cleaning products.

March 26, 2014

Cat owners should remember that our little feline friends are very good at hiding their illnesses. Without regular veterinary visits, a disease or condition could go unnoticed for months or years, until severe symptoms finally appear. Here are some things to look for in determining whether your cat may be sick.

March 10, 2014

One Lane County horse has died and four others from the same stable have tested positive for a neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). All horses on the property have been quarantined and those showing symptoms of the disease are being treated. There is no indication that the virus has spread to other horses beyond those being quarantined.

March 3, 2014

Pets are also vulnerable and susceptible to accidental ingestion of potentially life-threatening common items in the home.

February 20, 2014

Med-Vet International initiated a nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes

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