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.

February 10, 2012

FDA Investigating Illegal Online Sale of Handheld Dental X-ray Units

The U.S Food and Drug Administration is warning dental and veterinary professionals to not purchase or use certain potentially unsafe hand-held dental X-ray units. The FDA is concerned that these devices may not be safe or effective and could expose the user and the patient to unnecessary and potentially harmful X-rays. The units, sold online by manufacturers outside the United States and directly shipped to U.S. customers, have not been reviewed by the FDA and do not meet FDA radiation safety requirements.

February 8, 2012

Novartis Animal Health Cautions Owners to Check Clomicalm Tablets Before Dispensing Due to Manufacturing Issues

Novartis Animal Health has stated that there is a possibility that a wrong tablet may be found in bottles of Clomicalm, a medicaion for behavioral disorders in dogs. Before dispensing Clomicalm, the contents of the bottle should be examined for tablets that are broken or incorrect in color, shape or size.

February 7, 2012

FDA Continues to Caution Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs. In the last 12 months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China. These complaints have been reported to FDA by dog owners and veterinarians

February 2, 2012

Advanced Animal Nutrition Recalls Dog Power Dry Dog Food Due to Aflatoxin Levels: Updated Lot Numbers

Advanced Animal Nutrition announced a voluntary recall of its dry Dog Power Dog Food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Jan. 4, 2011, and Nov. 18, 2011. Not sold in Oregon.