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Gov. puts Ohio state veterinarian in charge of ODA

Kasich Moves Ag Director Zehringer To ODNR; Forshey To Lead ODA

Gov. John Kasich has put State Veterinarian Tony Forshey temporarily in charge of the Ohio Department of Agriculture following the decision to appoint Agriculture Director Jim Zehringer to lead the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Tuesday.

Tony Forshey has served as Ohio’s state veterinarian for the past six years.


OVMA recognizes recognizes Forshey, Kukor, Cornely for contributions to veterinary medicine

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 4, 2011 — Three local individuals were recognized by OVMA President Dr. Jason Johnston for their contributions to the veterinary community during awards ceremonies at the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association’s (OVMA) annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), Feb. 24—27.

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ODA, ODH monitoring for HAB-related animal illnesses

State Veterinarian Tony Forshey and State Public Health Veterinarian Kathy Smith are alerting veterinarians across Ohio about the hazards of Harmful Algal Blooms. With the apparent increase in the severty and extent of HABs across the state, there have been recent concerns regarding animal health problems and even deaths potentially associated with proliferation of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in some Ohio water bodies.

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Harmful algal blooms can be deadly to animals, people

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a growing concern in Ohio. From Lake Erie to the Ohio River, HABs are becoming commonplace in many streams, lakes and ponds. Besides being unsightly and sometimes odorous, HABs can produce toxins that can kill animals.

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