Oregon has activated a multi-agency response plan following the confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza in domestic birds in Winston, in Douglas County. There is no immediate public health concern, state officials said, and poultry and egg products remain safe to eat. The H5N8 avian influenza virus was confirmed by the US Department of Agriculture in guinea fowl and chickens from a small backyard poultry flock.
Tristar Equine Marketing, LLC is recalling all lots of Gastrotec down to the consumer level. Gastrotec was previously marketed by Tristar as an OTC drug for use in horses, and contains a combination of Omeprazole and Misoprostol. This recall has been initiated due to information from the FDA that Gastrotec must have an approved new animal drug application to be legally marketed in the United States. Gastrotec is not approved by the FDA. As a consequence, Tristar has ceased all production and sales of Gastrotec and is recalling the product.
The Oregon Board of Pharmacy (OBP) is proposing an administrative rule that would allow it to inspect veterinary practices and other drug outlets to ensure that medications are safely handled and stored.
Pets can bring joy and companionship into someone’s life, but they are also a responsibility. They require time, energy, and money in order to be cared for properly. Although your intentions may be good, it is important to consider the following before giving a pet as a gift.
Natura Pet Products has recalled certain dry cat and dry ferret food lots produced in its Fremont, Nebraska facility. Due to a formulation error, these products contain insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals.
Veterinary professionals, like most caregivers, tend to be naturally compassionate people, but sometimes caring too much can hurt. It’s hard to remain emotionally unaffected by the trauma your patients (and their owners) are experiencing. Seeing and caring for severely injured and acutely ill animals day after day – some of which are untreatable, while others might be medically treatable but still need to be euthanized because their owners cannot afford treatment – takes its toll.
New guidelines for how to manage pets that have been potentially exposed to Ebola have been developed by veterinary and public health experts from the AVMA, CDC, USDA and other organizations.
Keep your pets safe and warm this winter with these helpful tips.
Are you considering purchasing your pet's medications from an Internet or mail-order company, or having its prescriptions filled at a community or retail pharmacy? Before you purchase medications from a source other than your veterinarian, you may want to consider these issues.
With your contribution to VOTE PAC (Veterinarians Organized to Elect), you can support your profession and put $50 or $100 back in your pocket. Your support helps the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession. We also encourage all members of the practice team to take advantage of the direct dollar-for-dollar tax credit allowance.