May 5, 2012

WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

May 4, 2012

Human cases of Salmonella Infantis infection have been linked to recently recalled dry dog food products manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in their South Carolina plant.

April 30, 2012

Kaytee Pet Products is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This product was not originally distributed in Oregon, but was distributed in Washington.

April 25, 2012

American Regent is recalling Epinephrine Injection, USP, 1:1000, 1 mL Ampules, NDC #0517-1071-25 Lot #1395, Exp Date: July 2012.

April 24, 2012

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as Mad Cow Disease, is a chronic, fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of cattle. The nation's fourth case was reported in a central California dairy cow in April 2012. Results confirmed the animal was positive for atypical BSE, a "very rare" form of the disease not generally associated with infected feed. The cow did not enter the human food supply. Milk does not spread BSE.

April 17, 2012

Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand, is recalling two products, Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D. These products are used primarily by bird breeders for feeding baby birds. Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of kidney failure when ingesting the product.

April 3, 2012

American Regent is undertaking this voluntary recall of Cyanocobalamin Injection, USP, lots: 1662, 1679, and 1683 because cracks can form in the heel (bottom) and sides of some vials of these lots. These cracks may lead to a lack of assurance of sterility and the potential for development of glass particulates. This drug can be used in veterinary medicine for treatment of Vitamin B12 deficiencies as well as certain types of anemia.

April 2, 2012

The Hartz Mountain Corporation has recalled product from four specific lots of Wardley® Advanced Nutrition™ Perfect Protein™ Tropical Flake Fish Food 1 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the specified lots may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

March 21, 2012

Just type in your name or your hospital’s name into Google and all sorts of stuff shows up.  Some good, some bad and maybe some really awful!  In this world of universal, instant and fairly anonymous communications using the Internet and especially social media, both good and bad things can happen.

March 19, 2012

Dr. Sheri Morris of Willamette Valley Animal Hospital in Keizer is the newest president of the OVMA.

February 23, 2012

American Regent is recalling Phenylephrine HCl Injection, USP, Lot 0693 due to potential safety concerns stemming from the identification of visible particles found in some retained samples of this lot.

February 23, 2012

Bedford Lboratories™ announces a nationwide voluntary recall for the following three lots of Cytarabine for Injection, USP: Cytarabine for injection, USP 1 gram per viral - NDC #55390-133-01.

February 10, 2012

The U.S Food and Drug Administration is warning dental and veterinary professionals to not purchase or use certain potentially unsafe hand-held dental X-ray units. The FDA is concerned that these devices may not be safe or effective and could expose the user and the patient to unnecessary and potentially harmful X-rays. The units, sold online by manufacturers outside the United States and directly shipped to U.S. customers, have not been reviewed by the FDA and do not meet FDA radiation safety requirements.

February 8, 2012

Novartis Animal Health has stated that there is a possibility that a wrong tablet may be found in bottles of Clomicalm, a medicaion for behavioral disorders in dogs. Before dispensing Clomicalm, the contents of the bottle should be examined for tablets that are broken or incorrect in color, shape or size.

February 7, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs. In the last 12 months, FDA has seen an increase in the number of complaints it received of dog illnesses associated with consumption of chicken jerky products imported from China. These complaints have been reported to FDA by dog owners and veterinarians

February 2, 2012

Advanced Animal Nutrition announced a voluntary recall of its dry Dog Power Dog Food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured between Jan. 4, 2011, and Nov. 18, 2011. Not sold in Oregon.

January 24, 2012

After February 10, 2012, certificates of veterinary inspection ("health certificates") for international travel will no longer be endorsed by the Oregon area APHIS office, which is scheduled for closure in Spring 2012. Endorsement will be done by the Washington area office in Tumwater.

December 14, 2011

The 2012 Oregon Veterinary Conference will include a track for practice leaders and key staff focused on social media. Are you using social media? What is the best way to use it to the benefit of your practice and clients?

December 7, 2011

Cargill Animal Nutrition announced a recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman  – due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.

December 6, 2011

Iams has recalled a single lot of ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry dog food due to elevated aflatoxin levels. No illnesses have been reported.

October 13, 2011

After 21 years as a practicing veterinarian I firmly believe you have picked a profession where you can do great work.

October 10, 2011

To help the OVMA identify the types of illegal practice of veterinary medicine that may be occurring in the state, we conducted a survey of the membership this past summer. The survey helped us to gather data on members’ experiences with and observations of the illegal practice of veterinary medicine in the state of Oregon.

October 4, 2011

Milk-Bone initiated a voluntary withdrawal of two sizes of Milk-Bone Large Biscuits with a single lot code from distribution 12071K due to an issue in the baking process.

September 26, 2011

The OVMA office has received a number of phone inquiries from veterinarians in recent months regarding physical examinations, pain management and state requirements.