July 17, 2012

In response to the devastating fires occurring in Harney and Malheur counties, the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association has set up a fire victim’s relief fund as a part of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Stewardship Fund. Charitable donations of cash or in-kind (including hay and supplies), are now being accepted online, via phone or in person at the OCA office. Ranchers are also seeking relocation options for cattle that are threatened by the fires.

July 16, 2012

Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC has initiated a voluntary recall of specific lots of Purina® feed products listed below, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Elevated vitamin D levels may cause death or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness.

July 16, 2012

PMI Nutrition International is initiating a voluntary recall of certain varieties of the AquaMax™ feed products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. The company is also expanding its previously announced voluntary recalls to include additional varieties of the Mazuri® and LabDiet® feed products due to analytical test results on additional lots of retained samples that indicate a potential for elevated levels of vitamin D.

July 16, 2012

Hospira has recalled a total of 19 lots of carboplatin, cytarabine, paclitaxel, and methotrexate in the United States due to visible particles embedded in the glass located at the neck of the vial. There may be potential for product to come into contact with the embedded particles and the particles may become dislodged into the solution. In the event in which particulate matter could be injected into a patient, there may be the potential for patient injury where medical intervention may be required. Signs and symptoms might include bleeding, bruising, inflammation, itching, rash, chest pain and respiratory symptoms.

July 12, 2012

Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of its Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs due to an off-odor smell that may develop over time. This product is not contaminated in any way, but some products are not remaining fresh for the shelf life of the product.

July 8, 2012

PMI Nutrition International has recalled a total of seven varieties of the LabDiet® and Mazuri® feed products due to the potential for an elevated vitamin D level in these products. Elevated vitamin D levels can be harmful to animals if fed for extended periods.

July 6, 2012

This recall is being posted in the event any veterinary clinics use this equipment. Maquet Critical Care AB and MAQUET Medical Systems USA has issued an update regarding its voluntary worldwide field correction for its C20, C30 and C40 FLOW-i Anesthesia Systems.

July 1, 2012

Pedigree recalls 3 types of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk. Cans of this product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which broke off a conveyor belt during the production process.

June 29, 2012

This recall is being posted as some veterinary clinics may use this medication in treating their patients. Bedford Laboratories announced a voluntary hospital/user‐level recall for Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 20 mg vial – NDC #55390‐039‐10, Lot 2067134 – Exp. Date 5/31/2013.

June 26, 2012

We are upgrading our Web site to add member dues renewal functionality. As a result, members may experience limited access to Members-Only resources on this site during the week of June 25-29. If you come across a resource that you need, but cannot access, please contact us by email at or (800) 235-3502 and we will email or fax the information to you ASAP. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve this Web site for you.

June 1, 2012

This recall involves eight models of Happy Mouth wire mouth bits used with a bridle in horseback riding.

May 24, 2012

Environmental sampling by the FDA of the Franck's Compounding Pharmacy clean room revealed the presence of microorganisms and fungal growth. In light of the FDA’s findings and the resulting possible risk of infection, Franck's has recalled all human and veterinary sterile preparations that have left their control as well as all sterile preparations provided since November 21, 2011.

May 15, 2012

Specific Gentle Leader® Headcollars, sold from August 2011 – May 10, 2012, may have a defect in the quick release neck strap buckle, which causes an unintended release, and have been recalled. See the link for product details.

May 14, 2012

Nestlé Purina PetCare has recalled one lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management canned cat food, available through veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada. Analytical testing of the product sample by FDA indicated a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

May 5, 2012

WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

May 4, 2012

Human cases of Salmonella Infantis infection have been linked to recently recalled dry dog food products manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in their South Carolina plant.

April 30, 2012

Kaytee Pet Products is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat and Hamster due to possible contamination with Salmonella. This product was not originally distributed in Oregon, but was distributed in Washington.

April 25, 2012

American Regent is recalling Epinephrine Injection, USP, 1:1000, 1 mL Ampules, NDC #0517-1071-25 Lot #1395, Exp Date: July 2012.

April 24, 2012

Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as Mad Cow Disease, is a chronic, fatal disease that affects the central nervous system of cattle. The nation's fourth case was reported in a central California dairy cow in April 2012. Results confirmed the animal was positive for atypical BSE, a "very rare" form of the disease not generally associated with infected feed. The cow did not enter the human food supply. Milk does not spread BSE.

April 17, 2012

Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand, is recalling two products, Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw, due to high levels of vitamin D. These products are used primarily by bird breeders for feeding baby birds. Baby birds being fed the formula may run the risk of kidney failure when ingesting the product.

April 3, 2012

American Regent is undertaking this voluntary recall of Cyanocobalamin Injection, USP, lots: 1662, 1679, and 1683 because cracks can form in the heel (bottom) and sides of some vials of these lots. These cracks may lead to a lack of assurance of sterility and the potential for development of glass particulates. This drug can be used in veterinary medicine for treatment of Vitamin B12 deficiencies as well as certain types of anemia.

April 2, 2012

The Hartz Mountain Corporation has recalled product from four specific lots of Wardley® Advanced Nutrition™ Perfect Protein™ Tropical Flake Fish Food 1 oz. size due to concerns that one or more containers within the specified lots may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

March 21, 2012

Just type in your name or your hospital’s name into Google and all sorts of stuff shows up.  Some good, some bad and maybe some really awful!  In this world of universal, instant and fairly anonymous communications using the Internet and especially social media, both good and bad things can happen.

March 19, 2012

Dr. Sheri Morris of Willamette Valley Animal Hospital in Keizer is the newest president of the OVMA.