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News affecting the practice of veterinary medicine and the care of animals.

February 14, 2024

Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease

In the summer and fall of 2023, the Oregon Department of Agriculture received reports of an atypical canine infectious respiratory disease. Cases are waning across the country.
February 5, 2024

Dental Care for Your Pet

February is National Pet Dental Health month. Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem affecting adult dogs and cats. Nearly 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of three have periodontal (gum) disease.

December 20, 2023

Avian Influenza (HPAI) Found in Oregon Birds

Avian influenza (AI) is an infectious viral disease of birds (especially wild waterfowl such as ducks and geese), often causing no apparent signs of illness. AI viruses can sometimes spread to domestic poultry and cause large-scale outbreaks of serious disease.

November 9, 2023

Toxic Algae Advisories

Health advisories for toxic algae levels have been issued for several waterways in Oregon, and close by waters in Idaho and Washington. Pets should avoid contact with the affected water.

November 9, 2023

Support VOTE PAC

With your contribution to VOTE (Veterinarians Organized to Elect) PAC, your can help the OVMA support legislators who have been there for the profession.