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Bravo recalls raw dog and cat foods

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Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products, but no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. However, healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria.

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Robert Abady recalls potentially contaminated cat food

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is recalling its 2-pound, 5-pound and 15-pound boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” (lot #14029/21) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Koncal assumes role of president of Ohio VMA; Knapp named Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Patricia Haines passes the gavel of the OVMA President on to Dr. David Koncal.

Dr. Patricia Haines passes the gavel of the OVMA President on to Dr. David Koncal.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 27, 2014 — Dr. David Koncal of Northfield was recently elected to the position of President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), outgoing President Dr. Patricia Haines passed on the gavel of the president to Dr. Koncal.

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Pro-Pet recalls cat, dog foods due to possible contamination

pro-pet-logo-180Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling of a limited number of dry dog and cat foods for possible Salmonella contamination following field testing. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.

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Red Flannel Cat Formula recalled due to Salmonella concerns

Red Flannel Cat FormulaMinnesota-based PMI Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of its Red Flannel Cat Formula cat food, which reportedly may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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ODA working to identify cause of severe dog illness

Ohio Department of Agriculture working to identify cause of dog illnesses; state enlisting help of Ohio veterinarians to identify and combat disease

REYNOLDSBURG — The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is working with animal health experts to determine the cause and origin of a series of dog illnesses in the state. The department is also urging veterinarians in the state to contact the Division of Animal Health if they suspect any animals in their care are suffering from the same disease.

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Goldenfeast recalls bird food due to possible contamination

goldenfeast-logo-r-2012-475x132Goldenfeast Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of several exotic bird food products due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients. No human or pet illnesses have been reported at this time.

Recalled products were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Virginia and Canada.

Products affected by the recall

No other Goldenfeast products are affected by this recall. Customers who purchased any of the products listed here should contact the manufacturer at 800-344-6536 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. EST for instruction on product return.

Recall on Iverhart Plus heartworm meds expanded

Virbac has expanded its recall of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables, citing that several lots were below Ivermectin potency levels prior to their expiration date. These products may not fully protect dogs in the upper third of each weight range against heartworms. This recall is an expansion of one issued in April for the same product.

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OVMA’s Zimmerman appointed to livestock board

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Dr. Ryan Zimmerman

OVMA Member Dr. Ryan Zimmerman of Fremont, Ohio, has been appointed to the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. Gov. John Kasich appointed him to fill the vacancy previously held by Dr. Leon Weaver.

Dr. Zimmerman previously assisted the Livestock Care Standards Board as chair of an Equine Subcommittee developing proposed rules. He serves on the OVMA Board of Directors and was OVMA President in 2012.

P&G recalls dry pet food due to possible contamination

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is issuing a voluntary recall on certain lots of dry dog and cat food after testing revealed they had the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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