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.

January 24, 2012

CVI Endorsements for International Travel: Must Go to Washington Office After 2/10/12

After February 10, 2012, certificates of veterinary inspection ("health certificates") for international travel will no longer be endorsed by the Oregon area APHIS office, which is scheduled for closure in Spring 2012. Endorsement will be done by the Washington area office in Tumwater.

January 19, 2012

Disaster Preparedness for Equine & Large Animal Owners

Disaster preparedness tips for large animal and equine owners.

January 9, 2012

Testing for Leptospirosis Through OSU VDL

Dr. DeBess, the State Public Health Veterinarian, has provided this update on testing available through OSU VDL.

December 14, 2011

Navigating Social Media: In Focus at the 2012 Oregon Veterinary Conference

The 2012 Oregon Veterinary Conference will include a track for practice leaders and key staff focused on social media. Are you using social media? What is the best way to use it to the benefit of your practice and clients?

December 7, 2011

Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls Two Dry Dog Foods Due to Aflatoxin

Cargill Animal Nutrition announced a recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman  – due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.

December 6, 2011

Iams Recalls Single Lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy Dry Dog Food

Iams has recalled a single lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food due to elevated aflatoxin levels. No illnesses have been reported.