The OVMA testified today in support of newly proposed Ohio Department of Agriculture rules that would regulate high-volume commercial dog breeders in Ohio. [Download a PDF of the complete testimony] The proposed rules implement the provisions of Senate Bill 130 and were put together through a variety of open meetings among interested parties. A subsequent review and approval by the Commercial Dog Breeders Advisory Board, which has three DVMs in its composition, followed.
Today’s administrative hearing will be followed in the near future with a hearing before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR).
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) have collaborated on the publication of new health guidelines for dogs and cats. Developed in response to startling statistics that indicate visits to veterinarians are declining while preventable diseases in pets are increasing, these guidelines are designed to provide the foundation for the veterinary practice team to promote preventive veterinary medicine.
The guidelines are a tool to help ensure complete checkups by providing a springboard for veterinarians to explain to their clients the importance of each step in the preventive care checkup, without being overly prescriptive.
To view the new guidelines, visit the AAHA website.
COLUMBUS, OHIO — JULY 2, 2010 — The July Fourth holiday marks one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. If you’re heading out on vacation with your family and bringing Fido along for the ride (if he’s healthy enough to make the trip, of course), the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) recommends you follow these suggestions to make sure both you and your pet enjoy a relaxing, stress-free holiday weekend.
Response Products of Broken Bow, Neb., is voluntarily recalling Cetyl M for Dogs, lot numbers 1210903 and 0128010, due to a possible Salmonella contamination from the hydrolyzed vegetable protein component provided by Basic Foods of Las Vegas. Tests conducted by Basic Foods to detect Salmonella produced negative results; however, Response Products has determined to recall the above-referenced lots.