News

May 21, 2015

Marijuana & Pets

Cases of marijuana poisoning in pets, and specifically in dogs, increased dramatically in states such as Washington and Colorado after recreational use was legalized. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Oregon on July 1, pet owners should be aware of the potential risks to their dogs or cats if they ingest this drug. Please keep all marijuana plants, as well as products and foods containing marijuana, in secure locations such as pet-proof containers and in locked cabinets.

May 21, 2015

Members in the News

Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are some examples of media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians. This page will be updated frequently so check back for "new" news.

May 21, 2015

Toxic Algae Advisories: Detroit Lake Advisory Lifted

Be on the look out for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red. When in doubt, stay out!

May 18, 2015

OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Because of Possible Salmonella

OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

May 11, 2015

EHV-1 Outbreak: 4 Horses Test Positive

One Marion county horse has been hospitalized after testing positive for the neurological form of Equine Herpes Virus (EHV-1). The horse, which has been treated at Oregon State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine’s Large Animal Hospital, began showing acute neurologic signs on April 28 and was immediately referred to OSU. The positive EHV-1 diagnosis was made April 29.

May 5, 2015

Blue Seal Home Fresh Starter Amp Medicated Poultry Feed Recalled Due to Excess Salt

Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. is recalling one lot of its Blue Seal Home Fresh Starter Amp Medicated Poultry Feed. The recall is being implemented due to the discovery of excess salt in the feed concerning lot number 1015072.

May 1, 2015

Dog Bites Can Be Prevented: May 17-23 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week

Every year, there are approximately 4.5 million people bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. The good news is that dog bites *are* preventable. It’s up to people, not dogs, to stop dog bites.

April 29, 2015

Student Mentorship Program

Welcome to the OVMA Student Mentorship Program information page. Here you will find important information about the program.

April 27, 2015

Nylabone Recalls One Lot of Puppy Starter Kit Dog Chews Due to Salmonella

TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

April 24, 2015

Hospira Recalls One Lot Of Bupivacaine HCl Injection Due To Potential Iron Oxide Particulate In Glass Vials

Hospira, Inc. has recalled one lot of Preservative-Free Bupivacaine HCl Injection, USP, 0.5% (5 mg/mL), 30 mL Single-dose (NDC: 0409-1162-02, Lot 38-515-DK, Expiry 1FEB2016) due to one confirmed customer complaint of orange and black, visible particles embedded and free floating within a single-dose glass teartop vial. The particles were identified as iron oxide. This recall is being carried out to the user level (both human and veterinary).