July 19, 2012

Dry Dog & Cat Food Manufactured by Diamond Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination: 49 Human Illnesses Reported

Please note that, as of the publication of this page, none of the foods listed were known to have been officially distributed for sale in Oregon by the manufacturer/pet food companies. It's always a good idea to check your foods, though, as redistribution can occur. Please check your dry pet food for these recalled brands. Human Salmonella illnesses have been linked to some of these recalled foods, so please practice good hygiene after handling pet food and before handling human food.

July 17, 2012

Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Establishes Fire Victims Relief Fund for Ranchers Affected by SE Oregon Fires

In response to the devastating fires occurring in Harney and Malheur counties, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has set up a fire victim’s relief fund as a part of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund. Charitable donations of cash or in-kind (including hay and supplies), are now being accepted online, via phone or in person at the OCA office. Ranchers are also seeking relocation options for cattle that are threatened by the fires.

July 16, 2012

Purina® Products Recalled Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of Purina® feed products listed below, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Elevated vitamin D levels may cause death or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness.

July 16, 2012

PMI Nutrition International Recalls AquaMax™ Products; Expands Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet®Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D

PMI Nutrition International is initiating a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the AquaMax™ feed products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. The company is also expanding its previously announced voluntary recalls to include additional varieties of the Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products due to analytical test results on additional lots of retained samples that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D.

July 16, 2012

Hospira Recalls Certain Lots of Injectable Carboplatin, Cytarabine, Paclitaxel and Methotrexate Due to Glass Vial Defect

Hospira has recalled a total of 19 lots of carboplatin, cytarabine, paclitaxel, and methotrexate in the United States due to visible particles embedded in the glass located at the neck of the vial. There may be potential for product to come into contact with the embedded particles and the particles may become dislodged into the solution. In the event in which particulate matter could be injected into a patient, there may be the potential for patient injury where medical intervention may be required. Signs and symptoms might include bleeding, bruising, inflammation, itching, rash, chest pain and respiratory symptoms.

July 12, 2012

Nature's Variety Recalls Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs: Off-Odor Smell

Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of its Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs due to an off-odor smell that may develop over time. This product is not contaminated in any way, but some products are not remaining fresh for the shelf life of the product.

July 8, 2012

Seven LabDiet® and Mazuri® Feed Products Recalled for Elevated Vitamin D Levels

PMI Nutrition International has recalled a total of seven varieties of the LabDiet® and Mazuri® feed products due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D level in these products. Elevated vitamin D levels can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods.

July 6, 2012

MAQUET Initiates Class I Recall of the FLOW-i Anesthesia System

This recall is being posted in the event any veterinary clinics use this equipment. Maquet Critical Care AB and MAQUET Medical Systems USA has issued an update regarding its voluntary worldwide field correction for its C20, C30 and C40 FLOW-i Anesthesia Systems.

July 1, 2012

Pedigree Recalls 3 Types of PEDIGREE® Weight Management Canned Dog Food Due to a Potential Choking Risk

Pedigree recalls 3 types of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk. Cans of this product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which broke off a conveyor belt during the production process.

June 29, 2012

Bedford Labs Recalls One Lot of Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 20 mg

This recall is being posted as some veterinary clinics may use this medication in treating their patients. Bedford Laboratories announced a voluntary hospital/user‐level recall for Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 20 mg vial – NDC #55390‐039‐10, Lot 2067134 – Exp. Date 5/31/2013.