News

April 17, 2015

FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription Topical Pain Medications Containing Flurbiprofen

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners, veterinarians, health care providers and pharmacists that pets are at risk of illness and death when exposed to topical pain medications containing the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) flurbiprofen. People using these medications should use care when applying them in a household with pets, as even very small amounts could be dangerous to these animals.

April 15, 2015

Canine Influenza (H3N8) Virus

Canine influenza is a flu virus, subtype H3N8, that causes respiratory infection in dogs. There were 3 confirmed cases in Oregon in 2013.

April 15, 2015

Lyme Disease & Ticks

Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.

April 9, 2015

New OSHA Rules Take Effect June 1, 2015

Is your practice prepared for the changes to OSHA rules that become effective June 1 of this year?

April 3, 2015

FDA Alerts Veterinarians and Pet Owners Not to Use Prescription Center Pharmacy Products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine is urging veterinarians and pet owners not to use products made and distributed by the Prescription Center pharmacy, located at 915 Hay St., Fayetteville, North Carolina. In an inspection conducted in March by the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy (NC BOP), state inspectors observed significant deficiencies that raise concerns about the company’s ability to assure the sterility, stability and potency of the sterile and non-sterile human and veterinary drug products that it produced.

April 2, 2015

Meet New OVMA President Dr. Charles Meyer

Dr. Meyer has operated Applegate Animal Clinic PC in Murphy, Oregon since 1982. He has a mixed animal practice catering to the needs of the local community. He brings to the OVMA an interest in improving the quality of the human-animal bond relationship and, thus, improving the quality of life for animals and people in Oregon.

March 18, 2015

Senior Pets

Senior pets should have veterinary exams twice a year to help detect and treat illness or disease as early as possible.

March 17, 2015

Reconsider the Easter Gift of Baby Chicks and Ducks: They May Carry Salmonella

Spring is the season when people purchase "baby chicks" for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds. The problem: Baby poultry carry salmonella bacteria that can cause serious illness.

March 16, 2015

Primal Pet Foods Recalls One Batch of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula Due to Low Thiamine

Primal Pet Foods has recalled a single batch production code of Feline Turkey Raw Frozen Formula 3-pound bag due to low thiamine levels.

March 9, 2015

OVMA Awards of Excellence: 2015 Recipients

At ceremonies held during the 2015 Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis, the OVMA honored several individuals for their service to the veterinary profession. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.