News

August 31, 2013

Nestlé Purina Recalls Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food Due to Salmonella

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food from a single production run and shipped to retail customers in the United States. This is being done because one bag of the product was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

August 8, 2013

OVMEB Proposed Changes to Administrative Rules

The Oregon Veterinary Medical Examining Board has proposed revisions to current administrative rules, and now is your opportunity to review the suggested changes and share your thoughts. Public comment on the proposed changes will be accepted through August 30, 2013.

July 31, 2013

Partners for Healthy Pets: Tools for Your Hospital

The OVMA supports Partners for Healthy Pets, a national coalition of veterinary associations and animal health companies under the umbrella of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. This alliance offers tools and resources to enhance the overall vitality of pets and veterinary practices, the delivery of preventive healthcare services, and communication with pet owners about the value of routine care.

July 31, 2013

2013 Legislative Session Update

Each legislative session the OVMA and its lobbying team review and monitor a wide range of legislation -- from animal welfare to business to veterinary-specific bills. Following is a look at but a handful of the 30+ pieces of legislation your Association has tracked thus far.

July 30, 2013

Dogswell and Catswell Chicken and Duck Jerky Treats Recalled Due to Prohibited Antibiotic Residue

Dogswell and Catswell jerky treats made with chicken or duck with a "Best Before” date of Jan. 28, 2015 or earlier are being recalled because they may contain trace amounts of an antibiotic residue not approved for use in the United States.

June 26, 2013

Abady Frozen Dog Food Recalled After Positive Salmonella Test

The Robert Abady Dog Food Company is recalling some frozen dog food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

June 18, 2013

Natura Pet Products Recalls Innova, Evo, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature Dry Foods and Treats Due to Salmonella

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food and treats because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

June 13, 2013

Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls One Lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. Due to Possible Salmonella

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Wardley Betta Fish Food 1.2 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

June 12, 2013

Court Reaffirms Pets are Property

The Texas Supreme Court issued a long-awaited opinion in Medlen v. Strickland, refusing to allow noneconomic damages for loss of a pet in a case involving a local municipal shelter. The high court reversed the judgment of a state court of appeals. (If you would like a copy of the complete opinion, contact the OVMA office).