Be on the lookout for waters that look suspicious — foamy, scummy, thick like paint, pea-green, blue-green or brownish red, or bright green cells suspended in the water column. When in doubt, stay out!
West Nile virus can affect humans, horses, and many types of birds. It is carried by mosquitoes, which become carriers by feeding on infected birds.
Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets any Performance Dog frozen raw pet food after a sample tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono).
Hospira, Inc., a Pfizer company, is voluntarily recalling Bacteteriostatic Water or Injection, USP, 30 mL, multi-dose vial, lot W20308, to the Hospital/Retail level. Hospira initiated this recall due to lack of confirmation of sterilization for some vials from this lot.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food after samples from some of these lots tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono).
The FDA and CDC continue to recommend that people avoid purchasing or feeding any pig ear pet treats at this time.
Brutus & Barnaby of Clearwater, Florida is recalling all size variations of Pig Ears for Dogs because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is voluntarily recalling veterinary ophthalmic drug products.
Dog Goods USA will be conducting a voluntary recall of the following products (the "Products"): non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears due to potential Salmonella contamination.
Texas Tripe Inc. of Detroit TX recalls Texas Tripe brand name products: Ground Turkey Necks, Chicken Tripe complete, Ground chicken W/bone, Shepherd blend, Chicken Pork Salmon W/egg, Chicken Blend Green Tripe, Phat Katz, Senior Pro, All-Star Bully Blend, Beef Blend, Duck-Rabbit, Goat Tripe Complete, Boneless Chicken Blend, Turkey Pork Blend, Beef Tripe& Ground Rabbit, and Wolf Run.
Canine influenza virus (CIV) is a viral respiratory infection found primarily in dogs but which can also affect cats. There have been two identified strains of the virus in the US: H3N8 and H3N2. These viruses are considered to be endemic in the United States.
A review of several bills on which the OVMA has taken action this session.
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.
Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.
The Lennox Intl. Inc. recalling its Natural Pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products which are solely for the consumption by dogs.
Salmon poisoning disease is a potentially fatal condition seen in dogs who have ingested certain types of raw fish found in the Pacific Northwest from San Francisco to the coast of Alaska. It is most prevalent from northern California to the Puget Sound. It is also seen inland along the rivers of fish migration.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and State partners, is investigating a suspected link between pig ear treats and human cases of salmonellosis. CDC reports that there are 45 cases of human infection with Salmonella enterica serotype I 4,,12:i:- in 13 states. Twelve people have been hospitalized.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting horse owners and veterinarians that one lot of a compounded combination drug product containing pyrimethamine and toltrazuril has been associated with adverse events in at least three horses. Two horses in Maine and one in Ohio ultimately died or were euthanized as a result.
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Cyanobacterial poisoning is an acute, often fatal condition caused by the ingestion of high concentrations of toxins from blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, in water.
Central Aquatics of Franklin, Wisconsin is recalling 96 cases of Aqueon Betta Food (item number 100106051 sold in a .95 oz jar) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.