News

October 15, 2009

Clinicians Advised to Halt Use of Propofol from Tainted Lots from Teva Pharmaceuticals

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.

September 30, 2009

Health Advisories Issued for Toxic Algae: Harmful to Dogs and Humans

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 (HABS) Program site.

Q Fever Study Shows Veterinarians at Risk

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.

Springfield CVT Earns VTS Accreditation in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Certified veterinary technician Angie Price of Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates in Springfield has earned the VTS accreditation in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

H1N1: Information for Veterinarians & the Practice Team

Information for veterinarians and the practice team about the H1N1 virus, handling potential cases, and testing options.

OVMA Awards of Excellence Given to Worthy Recipients

The OVMA has honored several worthy individuals for their service to the veterinary profession.

Health Care Reform: Employer Requirement to Offer Coverage and Small Business Tax Credit

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.

FDA Approves Equidone Gel to Prevent Fescue Toxicosis in Equines

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.

OVMA Testifies Against Proposed OVMEB Rule Change Allowing Vaccinations Without Exams

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.

DVMs: Submit Samples of Possible WNV Cases to OSU VDL for Testing

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.