With Pfizer's announcement that it will be suspending the sale and delivery of injectable opioids to veterinary customers in order to prioritize human health care needs, the supply situation for veterinary medicine has grown worse. The Pfizer shortage is said to have been caused by multiple manufacturing problems.
ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 200-pound tubs of Mintrate® 36-15 Breed Right Tub cattle feed, product number 54549AAA6H, because the product may contain elevated levels of non-protein nitrogen, which could be harmful to cattle.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) is concerned about proposed revisions to Chapter 795 by the United States Pharmacopeia Convention (USP) regarding non-sterile compounding.
Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients. These reports are unusual because DCM is occurring in breeds not typically genetically prone to the disease.
Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, MA is recalling a single lot of Dave’s Dog Food 95% premium beef cans because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.
Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas is recalling some beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone.
We are asking practice owners, managers and/or key staff to help us update our compensation and benefits information specific to the practice of veterinary medicine in Oregon.
If your dog or cat is itching and scratching, fleas are a likely culprit. Flea season usually begins in spring and lasts through the summer, but fleas can survive year round in western Oregon's moderate climate. Fleas that live on your pet can easily spread to your house or yard and vice versa, so it's important to treat both your pet and your pet's environment.
Lyme disease is a tick-borne disease affecting both dogs and humans. April is Lyme Disease prevention month.
OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling its Freeze Dried Sardines because the fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning.
OC Raw Dog, LLC of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, is recalling approximately 1,560 lbs of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation which was manufactured on 10/11/2017 with a lot number 3652 and a use by date of 10/11/18.
The arrival of warmer weather means more time outside for you and your pets. But even in your own back yard, there are some potential hazards that could get in the way of the fun.
TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI, is recalling these pet food items because the products may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling four batches of the K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 2.2lb and 11lb bags that was imported into the US market in June 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes.
Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board (OVMEB) met in March to address various compliance concerns. As part of the public hearing, they invited comments on a series of possible rule changes that are under consideration. It is important to note that at this meeting the OVMEB was merely gathering input. No action was taken. The OVMA will continue to monitor any action by the OVMEB.
Heartworm is a serious, life-threatening disease that can affect dogs, cats and ferrets. The infection may cause inflammation and thickening of the pulmonary arteries, damage to the heart, liver and kidneys, and, if untreated, can lead to heart disease and death. In February 2017, the FDA approved a generic form of melarsomine dihydrochloride for the treatment of heartworm disease in dogs. It is currently the only FDA approved treatment available in the US.
March is Women’s History Month – a time to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. In honor of this celebration, we want to share inspiring facts about notable women in Oregon’s veterinary profession.
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., a manufacturer of fresh raw meals for dogs, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a total of four lots of products after testing showed that some of the Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella, and the Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128. These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.
The J.M. Smucker Company recalled specific lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen® dog treats, distributed nationally, because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.