At its January 2014 meeting, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board fully adopted rules to the Veterinary Practice Act that the agency had first proposed this past summer. Notice of the adoption will be filed with Secretary of State Kate Brown, with the rules to soon become effective.
PMI Nutrition, LLC has recalled its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution after routine testing by the FDA Detroit District Office identified possible Salmonella contamination.
Cargill's animal nutrition business has recalled two Nutrena NatureWise poultry feeds due to incorrect levels of calcium. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill's facilities in Flora, Ill., Oklahoma City, Okla., Abilene, Texas, and Mineola, Texas, between May 1, 2013 and Nov. 21, 2013.
Ways to keep pets safe during the winter holidays.
Bailey's Choice LLC in Waleska, GA is recalling its 5 oz. packages of chicken treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These products were not sold in Oregon.
A recent media report from Atlanta has drawn attention to Trifexis, a flea, heartworm and parasite preventive medication. A few owners believe the medication contributed to or caused the death of their dogs. Elanco, the manufacturer of Trifexis, has stated that the medication was not the case of these fatalities. If your dog uses this medication and you have concerns, we encourage you to talk to your veterinarian. The best person to talk to about this (or any) pet medication is your veterinarian.
To help the veterinary profession better understand its role and responsibilities with respect to Oregon's OSHA requirements, the OVMA developed a comprehensive, user-friendly manual and DVD called An Ounce of Prevention as an educational tool for practices. These tools are free to our members.
Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., is expanding its earlier pet treat recall to include additional five-ounce packages of dog treats.
Beginning January 1, 2014, veterinary practice owners will be required to provide 40 hours of sick leave each year to eligible employees who work within Portland’s city limits.