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.
The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has developed a Web site for veterinarians to report pesticide incidents involving animals. The Web site is for veterinary use only.
FDA continues to receive complaints of dogs experiencing illness that their owners or veterinarians associate with consumption of chicken jerky products.
Due to a recent sharp increase in the number of incidents being reported from the use of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for pets, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is intensifying its evaluation of whether further restrictions on the use of these products are necessary to better protect pets.
Small pieces of melted plastic were recently found in the production line of select varieties of NUTRO® dry dog and cat food products. Three puppy food products reached some PetSmart and Petco stores in AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, TX and UT.
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
Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis lymphadenitis in humans is a rare entity that principally affects persons in contact with animals. An Oregon veterinarian contracted pigeon fever from working with infected horses.
The OVMA has arranged for its members to receive a special 15% off the retail price of $117 of Legal Consents for Veterinary Practices, by Jim Wilson, DVM, JD. This 4th edition book is an important reference that provides a review of why legal consents are necessary in the veterinary practice.
Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and Oregon Animal Health Foundation honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond. Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab mix, is this year's inductee in the Companion category.
The Department of Agriculture needs volunteers to help select the veterinarians who will receive money to repay student loans in exchange for work in underserved areas.