News

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.

June 26, 2012

Member Access to Web Site Resources May Be Limited Temporarily (Week of June 25-29)

We are upgrading our Web site to add member dues renewal functionality. As a result, members may experience limited access to Members-Only resources on this site during the week of June 25-29. If you come across a resource that you need, but cannot access, please contact us by email at contact@oregonvma.org or (800) 235-3502 and we will email or fax the information to you ASAP. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve this Web site for you.

June 22, 2012

Shortage of Furosemide Injection Due to Manufacturing Issues off-site

The FDA reports a shortage of Furosemide injection due to manufacturing issues and increased demand.

June 15, 2012

Plague Confirmed in Crook County Resident

Tests have confirmed that a Crook County resident has been sickened by Yersinia pestis bacteria (plague). Plague is spread to humans or animals through a bite from an infected flea or by contact with an animal sick with the disease.

June 1, 2012

English Riding Supply Recalls Wire Mouth Bits for Horses Due to Risk of Injury

This recall involves eight models of Happy Mouth wire mouth bits used with a bridle in horseback riding.

May 24, 2012

Franck's Pharmacy Recalls All Compounded Human & Veterinary Prescriptions Manufactured Between 11/21/11 - 5/21/12

Environmental sampling by the FDA of the Franck's Compounding Pharmacy clean room revealed the presence of microorganisms and fungal growth. In light of the FDA’s findings and the resulting possible risk of infection, Franck's has recalled all human and veterinary sterile preparations that have left their control as well as all sterile preparations provided since November 21, 2011.

May 15, 2012

Gentle Leader® Headcollars Sold from August 2011 – May 10, 2012 Recalled Due to Defect

Specific Gentle Leader® Headcollars, sold from August 2011 – May 10, 2012, may have a defect in the quick release neck strap buckle, which causes an unintended release, and have been recalled. See the link for product details.

May 14, 2012

Nestlé Purina Recalls Single Lot of Therapeutic Canned Cat Food Due to a Low Level of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

Nestlé Purina PetCare has recalled one lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management canned cat food, available through veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada. Analytical testing of the product sample by FDA indicated a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).