News

August 31, 2012

Naturally Occurring Anthrax Identified in Klamath County Steer

The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed naturally occurring anthrax as the cause of death in a Klamath County steer, it was announced today. While the incident does not pose a human public health risk, state officials say, it can be an issue for exposed livestock.

August 30, 2012

Lloyd, Vedco and Clipper Recall Thryoid Medication

Lloyd, Vedco and Clipper have recalled some thyroxine products due to an “incorrect in-process specification for blend uniformity criteria.”

August 24, 2012

Bil-Jac Recalls 256 cases of 6 LB Adult Select Formula Dog Food Due to Mold

Bil-Jac recalls 256 cases of its 6 LB Adult Select Formula Dog Food (batch number 1792-02 (Expiration 27 DEC 13) due to mold.

August 16, 2012

Hospira Recalls Three Lots Of Propofol Due To Glass Vial Defect

Hospira, Inc. has recalled three lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, 1%, 1g/100 mL, due to visible particles embedded in the glass to the user level.

August 16, 2012

Hospira Recalls One Lot of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection 2 MG/ML, (C-II) 1 ML Fill In 2.5 ML Carpuject

Hospira, Inc. has recalled one lot of Hydromorphone Injection, USP, 2 mg/mL (C-II), 1 mL fill in 2.5 mL Carpuject™, NDC 0409-1312-30 , due to a reported complaint of a single Carpuject containing more than the 1 mL labeled fill volume.

August 8, 2012

Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine Report Published

There has been considerable speculation and discussion across the country--including in Oregon--about the current and future needs for veterinarians. After five years of in-depth research and analysis, the National Academies of Sciences has published its report on The Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine.

July 27, 2012

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC Recalls Poultry Feed Due to Lack of Added Vitamin D

Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of certain varieties of poultry feed products due to the lack of added vitamin D in these products. Inadequate levels of vitamin D in a bird’s diet for greater than 2-3 weeks may cause bone weakness, fractures or joint problems, and potentially death, if birds are not exposed to direct sunlight daily. Birds living outdoors may not experience symptoms due to the formation of natural vitamin D that occurs within the bird’s body with exposure to a minimum of 30 minutes of direct sunlight daily.

July 27, 2012

Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins Recalled Due to Possible Propylene Glycol

Arthur Dogswell LLC has recalled 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because it has the potential to contain propylene glycol. High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats. The adverse health impacts could be reducing red blood cell survival time (anemia) and making the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage. No illnesses have been reported to date.

July 21, 2012

Expanded Recall of Purina® Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has determined that an additional Purina® product falls within the scope of a previous voluntary recall, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the one variety with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels.

July 21, 2012

Expanded Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet® Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D Level

As of July 20, 2012, PMI Nutrition International has determined that additional Mazuri® and LabDiet® products fall within the scope of previous voluntary recalls, and is expanding a voluntary recall to include the additional varieties with specific lot codes listed below due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels.