News

June 23, 2010

United Pet Group, Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement tablets for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination. The product comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label, and UPC code 26851-01800. The affected products are those with expiration dates on or before "06/13."

June 18, 2010

Kent Nutrition Group, Inc. (KNG) is voluntarily recalling some Kent Feeds swine feed products due to insufficient vitamin D levels in premixes it purchased from Tri Ag Supply, Inc. that were used in those swine feed products. The recall is being implemented in order to prevent health problems in swine consuming feed products where there is a vitamin D3 deficiency.

June 18, 2010

Natural Balance is recalling its 5 lb. and 28 lb. Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food, manufactured on December 17, 2009 with a “Best By” date of June 17, 2011. A random sampling of this product tested positive for Salmonella by the FDA.

June 9, 2010

Pfizer Inc is voluntarily recalling Metronidazole, Ciprofloxacin and Ondansetron IV Products due to the presence of floating matter and non-sterility discovered by the manufacturer Claris Laboratories.

June 9, 2010

The Procter & Gamble Company is recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America as a precautionary measure. Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats.

January 15, 2010

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected Merrick Beef Filet Squares were packaged in a 10-ounce green, red and tan re-sealable plastic bag. The “best by” date is imprinted on the top portion of the bag, which is torn off when the bag is opened. The FDA recommends that consumers who are unable to determine the “best by” date discontinue use of the product.

January 12, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health are alerting veterinarians and pet owners that Vetsulin®, a porcine insulin zinc suspension used to treat diabetes in animals, may have varying amounts of crystalline zinc insulin in the formulation. Note: This is a health warning and not a recall. If your pet is on Vetsulin, you should continue to administer it. Consult your veterinarian with any questions about your pet's treatment.

December 10, 2009

Pet Carousel has initiated a recall of all Pig Ears and all varieties of Beef Hoof pet treats because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The problem was discovered after FDA testing found positive results for Salmonella in pig ears and beef hoof products. PetSmart had previously recalled PetCarousel pet treats.

October 23, 2009

Wysong has recalled selected Canine Diets Maintenance™ and Senior™ foods as they have high moisture levels and may contain mold.

October 15, 2009

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been investigating recent cases of febrile reactions among patients undergoing endoscopy in the United States. This investigation has revealed that all of the case-patients received the anesthetic propofol from 100 ml vials manufactured by Teva Pharmaceuticals.

October 15, 2009

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) has developed a Web site for veterinarians to report pesticide incidents involving animals. The Web site is for veterinary use only.

October 15, 2009

FDA continues to receive complaints of dogs experiencing illness that their owners or veterinarians associate with consumption of chicken jerky products.

October 15, 2009

Small pieces of melted plastic were recently found in the production line of select varieties of NUTRO®  dry dog and cat food products. Three puppy food products reached some PetSmart and Petco stores in AZ, CA, CO, HI, NM, NV, TX and UT.

September 30, 2009

High algae levels have been found in various bodies of water in Oregon. Four dogs in Southern Oregon have died as a result of contact with blue-green algae in Elk Creek near Elkton. Algae advisories can be found on the DHS Harmful Algae Bloom Surveillance (HABS) Program site.

Each year, the Oregon Veterinary Medical Association and Oregon Animal Health Foundation honor animals who, through unselfish and courageous accomplishments, exemplify the affection, loyalty, security, public service, and value of the human-animal bond. Rusty, a Chesapeake/Lab mix, is this year's inductee in the Companion category.

A Cave Junction, OR dog that got into a fight with what turned out to be a rabid fox will spend 45 days in quarantine, according to national and state guidelines. Pet owners in the Cave Junction area are urged to vaccinate their pets. Under Oregon law, dogs are required to be vaccinated against rabies, but it is also recommended for cats and horses.

The OVMA has honored several worthy individuals for their service to the veterinary profession.

USDA APHIS announced that it has issued a conditional license to Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health for a canine influenza virus (CIV) vaccine.

American Regent is conducting a nationwide voluntary recall of the three lots listed below of the following product: Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 0.9%, 30 mL, Multiple Dose Vials.

Information for veterinarians and the practice team about the H1N1 virus, handling potential cases, and testing options.

Results from our March QuickPoll indicate some optimism about the economy and its impact on veterinary medicine in 2009. Almost 2/3’s of the respondents don’t expect 2009 to be worse than 2008.

Certified veterinary technician Angie Price of Oregon Veterinary Referral Associates in Springfield has earned the VTS accreditation in Small Animal Internal Medicine.

A cat in Prineville, Oregon has tested positive for plague. The cat  is recovering. Oregon Public Health Division, Oregon State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that that the cat tested positive for plague. Plague cases are rare in Oregon; flea treatment for household pets can help prevent plague.

A study indicates that veterinarians in Britain appear to be four times as likely as the general public to commit suicide. Factors include stress, comfort with euthanasia, and access to lethal means.

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