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Creating a Budget & Calculating Debt: Financial Simulator Tool

The University of Minnesota financial simulator tool will assist you in creating a budget for a variety of real-life circumstances: internships, residency and entering practice.

Layer Hen Housing: Legislative Update

The OVMA supported Senate Bill 805-B, which provides new standards for layer hen housing in Oregon.

USDA APHIS Issues Conditional License for Canine Influenza Virus Vaccine

USDA APHIS announced that it has issued a conditional license to Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health for a canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine.

Buprenorphine Shortage: Alternatives for Analgesia

Heidi L. Shafford, DVM, PhD, DACVA of Veterinary Anesthesia Specialists LLC, Portland, has provided the following information to assist you in providing adequate analgesia for your patients without buprenorphine, which is on backorder.

Pigeon Fever in Oregon DVM

Corynebacterium pseudotuberculosis lymphadenitis in humans is a rare entity that principally affects persons in contact with animals. An Oregon veterinarian contracted pigeon fever from working with infected horses.

Legal Consents for Veterinary Practices

The OVMA has arranged for its members to receive a special 15% off the retail price of $117 of Legal Consents for Veterinary Practices, by Jim Wilson, DVM, JD. This 4th edition book is an important reference that provides a review of why legal consents are necessary in the veterinary practice.

Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab Mix, Inducted Into Oregon Animal Hall of Fame

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and Oregon Animal Health Foundation honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond. Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab mix, is this year's inductee in the Companion category.

USDA Seeking Volunteers to Help Select Student Loan Repayment Recipients

The Department of Agriculture needs volunteers to help select the veterinarians who will receive money to repay student loans in exchange for work in underserved areas.

FDA Approves Equidone Gel to Prevent Fescue Toxicosis in Equines

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Equidone Gel (domperidone) for the prevention of fescue toxicosis, a disease that can cause serious reproductive problems in horses.

OVMA Testifies Against Proposed OVMEB Rule Change Allowing Vaccinations Without Exams

At its July 23rd meeting, the OVMEB voted to rescind the proposed rule changes regarding exams and vaccines. The current rules regarding VCPRs, exams and vaccinations remain in effect.