News

October 15, 2009

Nutro Recalls Selected Puppy Food Due to Possible Plastic Contamination

Small pieces of melted plastic were recently found in the production line of select varieties of NUTRO®  dry dog and cat food products. Three puppy food products reached some PetSmart and Petco stores in AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, TX and UT.

September 30, 2009

Health Advisories Issued for Toxic Algae: Harmful to Dogs and Humans

High algae levels have been found in various bodies of water in Oregon. Four dogs in Southern Oregon have died as a result of contact with blue-green algae in Elk Creek near Elkton. Algae advisories can be found on the DHS Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance (HABS) Program site.

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.

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.

Layer Hen/Poultry Housing Issues: Resource List

A list of resources related to the issue of layer hen/poultry housing.

Malignant Catarrhal Fever (MCF): A Message From the State Veterinarian

As a friendly reminder and disease risk “tune up” to help prevent MCF or other disease occurrences in livestock in Oregon, Dr. Don Hansen, State Veterinarian, has sent out the following information to Fair Managers and livestock exhibitors. Your clients may have questions about MCF.

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.