News

July 31, 2013

Partners for Healthy Pets: Tools for Your Hospital

The OVMA supports Partners for Healthy Pets, a national coalition of veterinary associations and animal health companies under the umbrella of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This alliance offers tools and resources to enhance the overall vitality of pets and veterinary practices, the delivery of preventive healthcare services, and communication with pet owners about the value of routine care.

July 31, 2013

2013 Legislative Session Update

Each legislative session the OVMA and its lobbying team review and monitor a wide range of legislation -- from animal welfare to business to veterinary-specific bills. Following is a look at but a handful of the 30+ pieces of legislation your Association has tracked thus far.

July 30, 2013

Dogswell and Catswell Chicken and Duck Jerky Treats Recalled Due to Prohibited Antibiotic Residue

Dogswell and Catswell jerky treats made with chicken or duck with a "Best Before” date of Jan. 28, 2015 or earlier are being recalled because they may contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue not approved for use in the United States.

June 26, 2013

Abady Frozen Dog Food Recalled After Positive Salmonella Test

The Robert Abady Dog Food Company is recalling some frozen dog food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

June 18, 2013

Natura Pet Products Recalls Innova, Evo, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature Dry Foods and Treats Due to Salmonella

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food and treats because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

June 13, 2013

Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls One Lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. Due to Possible Salmonella

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

June 12, 2013

Court Reaffirms Pets are Property

The Texas Supreme Court issued a long-awaited opinion in Medlen v. Strickland, refusing to allow noneconomic damages for loss of a pet in a case involving a local municipal shelter. The high court reversed the judgment of a state court of appeals. (If you would like a copy of the complete opinion, contact the OVMA office).

May 15, 2013

Outdoor Hazards for Pets

The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in the way of the fun.

May 10, 2013

Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. Recalls Injectable Fluids Due to Sterility Issues

Bimeda Inc., on behalf of the manufacturer, Bimeda-MTC Animal Health Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Calcium Gluconate, one lot of Dextrose 50%, and one lot of Hypertonic Saline, all of which are in the form of injectable fluids, to the user level. These injectable fluids are being recalled as a precautionary measure; because of departures from customary sterility procedures, sterility cannot be entirely assured.

May 7, 2013

Cargill Recalls Showmaster® S-Series Show Lamb Feed (BW): Incorrect Sodium Molybdate Levels

Cargill’s animal nutrition business today announced a voluntary recall of Showmaster® S-Series Show Lamb Feed (BW) because it contained incorrect sodium molybdate levels. To date, there are 170, 50-pound bags of feed still out in the market. Cargill continues to take appropriate steps to pursue retrieval on those bags.