News

October 17, 2018

Those who wish to bring a pet into their families are encouraged to consider their ability to provide for a pet's care, grooming, food, and medical bills. Pet owners should plan for the costs of unexpected illness or injury.

October 11, 2018

The Center for Veterinary Medicine believes that the concept of “antimicrobial stewardship” encompasses several important principles of judicious use that are critical to slowing the rate at which bacteria develop resistance to antimicrobial drugs. In simple terms, CVM believes medically important antimicrobial drugs should only be used when necessary to treat, control or prevent disease. In addition, when such use is necessary, these antimicrobials should be used in an optimal manner under the oversight of a licensed veterinarian.

October 8, 2018

Now that summer has drawn to an end, it’s important to remember all those upcoming seasonal toxins that we need to be aware of! With Halloween and Thanksgiving right around the corner, now's the time to educate yourself on the pet poisons that are around your house commonly seen by Pet Poison Helpline (PPH) during this time of the year.

October 8, 2018

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.

October 4, 2018

Silver Star Brands is recalling six products for humans (including four Native Remedies® and two Healthful Naturals™) and two PetAlive® products for pets for a total of eight products. The products have been tested and found to contain microbial contamination.

October 4, 2018

Tips for keeping your pet safe on the spookiest night of the year, and in the weeks leading up to it.

September 26, 2018

FDA approval of Mirataz means that veterinarians have an approved mirtazapine product with known safety, efficacy, and quality to provide to their patients rather than relying on the only previously available products that are compounded from bulk drug substances that are unapproved animal drugs.

September 26, 2018

Through our public relations program, we are proud to promote the veterinary profession and educate the public on animal health issues. Following are media opportunities sourced by the OVMA office, as well as news articles featuring OVMA member veterinarians.

September 20, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting pet owners and veterinarians to be aware of the potential for neurologic adverse events in dogs and cats when treated with drugs that are in the isoxazoline class. Since these products have obtained their respective FDA approvals, data received by the agency as part of its routine post-marketing activities indicates that some animals receiving Bravecto, Nexgard or Simparica have experienced adverse events such as muscle tremors, ataxia, and seizures.

September 17, 2018

Be on the look out 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!

September 13, 2018

Help keep your pet safe by being aware of these common household hazards.

September 13, 2018

Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is recalling all Performance Dog products, a frozen raw pet food, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

September 10, 2018

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling one lot of 5 lb. Turducken Recipe, one lot of 2 lb. Quest Emu Diet, and one lot of 2 lb. Quest Beef Diet, due to their possible Salmonella and/or L. mono contamination.

September 4, 2018

Rabies is an infectious viral disease that affects the nervous system. It is transmitted by a bite or saliva from a rabid animal.

August 28, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers and pet owners not to use drug products, including homeopathic drug products, made by King Bio Inc., Asheville, N.C., and labeled as Dr. King’s, as these products may pose a safety risk to people (especially infants, children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems), as well as pets due to high levels of microbial contamination identified at the manufacturing site.

August 22, 2018

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is expanding its earlier recall to include an additional quantity of Rad Cat Raw Diets across all varieties with Best By dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

August 16, 2018

This survey was conducted by the OVMA in 2018 allow our members to evaluate their compensation and benefit policies compared to those of other OVMA members.

August 10, 2018

FDA is investigating a potential dietary link between canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and dogs eating certain pet foods containing legumes like peas or lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.

August 6, 2018

G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1-lb containers of Pat's Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 2-lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products.

August 2, 2018

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.

July 31, 2018

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.

July 31, 2018

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.

July 24, 2018

Health advisories issued for air quality also apply to animals. Smoke, ash and dust from wildfires affects pets, birds, horses, livestock and wildlife.

July 12, 2018

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.

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