News

June 13, 2019

Each summer at the Oregon State Fair, we are reminded that fairgoers love their animals and love the opportunity to talk to veterinarians and the health care team about caring for their animals. We need you to make this another successful year of public outreach at the Fair. Help the OVMA promote your profession!

June 11, 2019

4th of July celebrations might be a lot of fun for people, but they can be downright scary for our animals, especially cats, dogs and horses.

June 11, 2019

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!

June 11, 2019

Blue-green algae toxin poisoning, also known as cyanobacterial poisoning, is an acute, sometimes fatal, condition caused by the ingestion of water containing high concentrations of cyanobacteria.

June 6, 2019

An update on national legislation on non-economic damages, animal abuse, tethering, service/assistance animals, prescription drug monitoring programs, and more.

May 31, 2019

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.

May 30, 2019

CDC and public health officials in several states are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to contact with pet hedgehogs. As of May 30, 2019, 27 people infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Typhimurium have been reported from 17 states, including 1 case in Oregon.

May 28, 2019

Norbrook Laboratories Limited of Newry, United Kingdom is recalling 34 lots of veterinary injectable drug products to the veterinarian/consumer level as a precautionary measure as product sterility cannot be assured. These injectable drug products were distributed nationwide in the USA to Norbrook’s wholesale distributors.

May 21, 2019

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D.

May 20, 2019

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.

May 9, 2019

During the summer months, many of us will be spending more time outdoors with our pets and may be tempted to take our pets along on errands or trips. While interaction with your pet is important for its health and well-being, hot weather does pose risks for our animal friends. Keep your pets cool this summer with these helpful tips.

May 6, 2019

The 2019 OVMA Membership Directory & Resource Guide is now available.

April 10, 2019

A review of several bills on which the OVMA has taken action this session.

April 8, 2019

Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA is voluntarily recalling raw frozen ground pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following varieties, packaged in two pound packs, are included in this recall: course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food.

April 5, 2019

While hemp is no longer a controlled substance, CBD products derived from it that have not been evaluated and approved by the FDA for use in animals are considered unapproved animal drugs. Currently, there are no hemp-derived CBD products approved for use in animals.

April 2, 2019

Spring is the season when people purchase "baby chicks" for their backyard poultry flocks or to give as Easter gifts, but one public health expert advises caution around these cute, fuzzy birds. The problem: Baby poultry carry salmonella bacteria that can cause serious illness.

April 1, 2019

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard.

March 26, 2019

Every year, approximately 4.7 million people in the US are bitten by dogs, with children between the ages of five and nine the most likely to be bitten. Seventy percent of fatal dog bite cases involve children.

March 26, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets three lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food after samples from these lots tested positive for Salmonella.

March 21, 2019

In the event of an earthquake, fire, accident, or other emergency, it may be necessary for you to provide first aid to your pet. Pet first aid is immediate and temporary care given to your injured pet until it can be taken to a veterinarian for more definitive medical care and attention.

March 18, 2019

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

March 8, 2019

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Health Foundation of Oregon honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond.

March 6, 2019

At ceremonies held during the 2019 Oregon Veterinary Conference in Corvallis, the OVMA honored several individuals for their service to the veterinary profession. The Awards of Excellence are given annually to deserving people and organizations.

March 4, 2019

Dr. White will serve as OVMA president until March 2020.

February 11, 2019

A professional veterinary dental cleaning is a key component in keeping your pet healthy. Dental disease in pets can lead to the loss of teeth, as well as to serious health conditions such as heart, lung and kidney disease. This article describes what happens in a typical professional veterinary dental cleaning.

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