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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lafeber has recalled 5 lots of bird feed due to moisture issues.
Dry Dog & Cat Food Manufactured by Diamond Recalled Due to Salmonella Contamination: 49 Human Illnesses Reported
Please note that, as of the publication of this page, none of the foods listed were known to have been officially distributed for sale in Oregon by the manufacturer/pet food companies. It's always a good idea to check your foods, though, as redistribution can occur. Please check your dry pet food for these recalled brands. Human Salmonella illnesses have been linked to some of these recalled foods, so please practice good hygiene after handling pet food and before handling human food.
Oregon Cattlemen’s Association Establishes Fire Victims Relief Fund for Ranchers Affected by SE Oregon Fires
In response to the devastating fires occurring in Harney and Malheur counties, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has set up a fire victim’s relief fund as a part of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund. Charitable donations of cash or in-kind (including hay and supplies), are now being accepted online, via phone or in person at the OCA office. Ranchers are also seeking relocation options for cattle that are threatened by the fires.
Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of Purina® feed products listed below, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Elevated vitamin D levels may cause death or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness.
PMI Nutrition International Recalls AquaMax™ Products; Expands Recall of Mazuri® and LabDiet®Feed Products Due to Potential Elevated Vitamin D
PMI Nutrition International is initiating a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the AquaMax™ feed products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. The company is also expanding its previously announced voluntary recalls to include additional varieties of the Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products due to analytical test results on additional lots of retained samples that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D.