FDA Updates Consumer Information on Pet Illnesses Linked to Jerky Treats: Agency Has Received Reports of 360 Canine Deaths and One Feline Death
The Food and Drug Administration has received over 2,200 reports of illness in pets that may be related to jerky treats. Despite repeated tests since 2007, FDA scientists have been unable to detect any toxin responsible for the these illnesses. The FDA's cautionary warning refers to chicken jerky products that are imported from China. These dried chicken jerky products, intended for dogs, may also be sold as tenders, strips or treats. After receiving reports of illness, the FDA is now also investigating duck and sweet potato jerky treats.
During the recent Oregon State Fair, we held the Pesky Parasites contest. Visitors to our booth who answered 5 questions about parasites correctly were entered into a drawing to win $50 towards a fecal exam for their pet with their veterinarian. Ms. Sharon Harvey of Salem was the winner!
Since 1993, there have been 18 hantavirus cases in Oregon, including two cases this year (Linn and Jefferson Counties). And there have been six cases of plague in humans in Oregon since 1995--most recently, a Crook County man contracted the disease. He was hospitalized and is now recovering. Another person who contacted the same cat also contracted the disease and is also recovering.
Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula Recalled Due to Salmonella
Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This product was distributed to California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington (not directly to Oregon).
Eco Health Inc. recalls florAlign Prebiotic Formula (Powder) due to possible Salmonella contamination. This recall is being posted in the event any pet owners use this product with their pets.
The Oregon State Public Health Laboratory has confirmed naturally occurring anthrax as the cause of death in a Klamath County steer, it was announced today. While the incident does not pose a human public health risk, state officials say, it can be an issue for exposed livestock.
Lloyd, Vedco and Clipper have recalled some thyroxine products due to an “incorrect in-process specification for blend uniformity criteria.”
Bil-Jac recalls 256 cases of its 6 LB Adult Select Formula Dog Food (batch number 1792-02 (Expiration 27 DEC 13) due to mold.
Hospira, Inc. has recalled three lots of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, 1%, 1g/100 mL, due to visible particles embedded in the glass to the user level.