The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been investigating recent cases of febrile reactions among patients undergoing endoscopy in the United States. This investigation has revealed that all of the case-patients received the anesthetic propofol from 100 ml vials manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals.
High algae levels have been found in various bodies of water in Oregon. Four dogs in Southern Oregon have died as a result of contact with blue-green algae in Elk Creek near Elkton. Algae advisories can be found on the DHS Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance
Reported cases of Q fever in the United States have increased by 6.5 fold from 26 cases in 2001 to 169 cases in 2006.
Certified veterinary technician Angie Price of Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates in Springfield has earned the VTS accreditation in Small Animal Internal Medicine.
Information for veterinarians and the practice team about the H1N1 virus, handling potential cases, and testing options.
The OVMA has honored several worthy individuals for their service to the veterinary profession.
Find out more about the new health care legislation, specifically the Employer Requirement to Offer Coverage and Small Business Tax Credits, and their effect on the veterinary profession.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Equidone Gel (domperidone) for the prevention of fescue toxicosis, a disease that can cause serious reproductive problems in horses.
At its July 23rd meeting, the OVMEB voted to rescind the proposed rule changes regarding exams and vaccines. The current rules regarding VCPRs, exams and vaccinations remain in effect.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Oregon Department of Human Services are interested in obtaining serum samples from equine cases that may have an encephalitis-like-illness to test for West Nile virus. Serum samples should be collected and sent to Oregon State University VDL for testing. There is no charge for this testing.