Twenty-three years ago, the OVMA became the first state veterinary association to present each first year student with a White Coat.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw cat food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella. These foods have been associated with cases of illness in three kittens in a single household.
Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.
Be on the lookout for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or bright green cells suspended in the water column. When in doubt, stay out!
Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral disease of birds (especially wild waterfowl such as ducks and geese), often causing no apparent signs of illness. AI viruses can sometimes spread to domestic poultry and cause large-scale outbreaks of serious disease.
Rabbit Hemorraghic Disease is a highly contagious virus that can spread quickly among rabbit populations and causes sudden death.
Stormberg Foods is recalling various sizes and batches of Beg & Barker Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, Billo’s Best Friend Chicken Breast Strips Dog Treat, and Green Coast Pets Chicken Crisps Dog Treat products due to a potential contamination of Salmonella.
Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single lot (#W10068709) of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula (6-pound), with best by date of 05/22/23, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Right now, family leave is protected, but often unpaid unless you have vacation, sick, or other paid leave available to use. Paid family leave is coming to Oregon in 2023.
To renew your OVMA membership, please login to your member account. On your account page, you will see a link to renew your membership.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.
Freshpet Inc. is announcing a recall of a single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag), with sell by date of 10/29/22, due to potential contamination with Salmonella.
Blue-green algae toxin poisoning, also known as cyanobacterial poisoning, is an acute, sometimes fatal, condition caused by the ingestion of water containing high concentrations of cyanobacteria.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.
On May 6, 2022, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture announced the confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a non-commercial, backyard flock (non-poultry) in Linn County—the first confirmed case in Oregon since 2015.
FDA is alerting patients, health care professionals, veterinarians, and animal owners/caretakers about a voluntary recall by Drug Depot, LLC, doing business as APS Pharmacy, of certain unexpired compounded drugs due to a lack of sterility assurance. This recall includes “cyclosporin” and “tacrolimus” for animal ophthalmic use.
The FDA has released Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances, also known as Guidance for Industry (GFI) #256. The document describes the agency’s approach to situations where veterinarians need access to unapproved drugs compounded from bulk drug substances (BDS) to provide appropriate care for the medical needs of the diverse species they treat when no FDA-approved (including conditionally approved) or indexed drugs can be used to treat the animal.
Every year, approximately 4.7 million people in the US are bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. Seventy percent of fatal dog bite cases involve children.
At ceremonies held during the 2022 Oregon Veterinary Conference, held virtually, the OVMA honored three individuals for their service to the veterinary profession and animals. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.
Summary of OVMA activities during the 2022 legislative session.
By June 2023, all medically important antibiotics will require veterinary oversight to be used in animals, even if the animals are not intended for food production.
In cooperation with Pet Brands Products, LLC, and out of an abundance of caution, ALDI is voluntarily recalling Pure Being Cat Advent Calendars and Pure Being Dog Advent Calendars as a precautionary measure due to a potential choking hazard.
Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.
Have a peaceful and restorative holiday season.