News

October 3, 2011

Compensation & Benefits Survey Results (2012)

This survey was conducted by the OVMA in 2012 allow our members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other OVMA members.

September 26, 2011

OVMEB Clarification: Pain Management and VCPRs

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

September 21, 2011

Pfizer Animal Health Recalls Two Veterinary Sedation Medications

Pfizer Animal Health is voluntarily recalling one lot each of Antisedan® (atipamezole hydrochloride) Sterile Injectable Solution and Dexdomitor® (dexmedetomidine hydrochloride) Sterile Injectable Solution after it was discovered that some of these products may contain foreign particles.

September 2, 2011

FDA Warns of Possible Danger with Vet Jet™ Device for Feline Leukemia Vaccine

The Food and Drug Administration is warning veterinarians and pet owners, particularly cat owners, of the possible risk of fractures with the Vet Jet™ transdermal vaccination system device. The device, made by Bioject, Inc., is sold exclusively as the delivery system for the Merial product, PUREVAX® Recombinant Feline Leukemia Vaccine. The device delivers the leukemia vaccine through the skin to cats.

August 9, 2011

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Single Lot of Doggie Wishbone Pet Treat: Salmonella

Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treat (ITEM # 29050, UPC # 2280829050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 248 cases of this lot were manufactured and shipped to distributors in 10 states.

July 31, 2011

Nestle Purina Recalls Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food: Salmonella Contamination

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states in December 2010.  This is being done because some bags of the product have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella

July 19, 2011

American Regent Recalls Calcium Gluconate Injection USP 10% 100 mL Pharmacy Bulk Package Due to Particulates

This voluntary recall was initiated because some of the vials of this lot may contain silicone particles. Potential adverse events after intravenous administration of solutions containing particulates may include disruption of blood flow within small blood vessels in the lung, localized inflammation (swelling and redness due to accumulation of inflammatory cells), and granuloma formation.

June 27, 2011

Nestle Purina Recalls Dry Cat Food Shipped to Oregon, Idaho and Colorado: Possible Salmonella Contamination

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. The food has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

June 17, 2011

DVMs, Pet Owners Encouraged to Watch for Illness Linked to Chicken Jerky Treats: Illnesses Reported in Canada

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association has notified the AVMA that several veterinarians in Canada have reported dogs with Fanconi syndrome-like disease that may be associated with the consumption of chicken jerky treats manufactured in China. This mirrors the incidents reported in the United States in 2007 and investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

June 16, 2011

American Regent Recalls One Lot of Concentrated Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 23.4%, 30 mL Single Dose Vial

American Regent recalls one lot of Concentrated Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 23.4%, 30 mL Single Dose Vial Lot #0362 (Expiration Date May 2012, NDC # 0517-2930-25) because some of the vials of this lot contain visible particulates.