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Redbarn bully sticks recalled for potential contamination

Redbarn Pet Products of Long Beach, Calilf., is voluntarily recalling its Redbarn Naturals 7-inch Bully Stick Dog Chews 3-pack because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported at this time.

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Just Food For Dogs recalls three products due to contamination

Just Food For Dogs is voluntarily recalling specific recipes of its cooked frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

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Veterinary field contributes billions to Ohio economy, study finds

Veterinary medicine contributes $13 billion annually in direct and supporting services to Ohio’s economy, according to a recent economic study. The findings are from a 2017 analysis by Regionomics, LLC, which researched veterinary medicine’s impact in economic activity and employment contributions to the Buckeye State.

The study, a collaborative effort between the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), found that veterinary services in Ohio contribute $2.4 billion in direct economic output while sustaining more than 23,000 jobs. Support of animal-related industries, including agricultural production, reflects an additional $10.6 billion in annual economic activity.

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Illnesses traced to pet store dogs under investigation

A multistate outbreak of nearly 100 human Campylobacter infections linked to puppies sold through pet stores is under investigation by local, state and federal agencies.

As of Dec. 13, a total of 97 people in 17 states have laboratory-confirmed infections or symptoms consistent with a Campylobacter infection and are linked to this outbreak. In Ohio, 32 cases have been linked to the outbreak between June 25 and Oct. 21; six patients have been hospitalized. Nineteen of the cases occurred in females, whereas 13 were male. Individuals range in age from less than a year to 67.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Ohio Department of Agriculture Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ODA ADDL), various local health departments, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have been involved in the outbreak investigation in Ohio.

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Darwin’s recalls dog food due to possible contamination

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., is recalling select lots of its Natural Selections dog food due to possible Salmonella contamination. No cases of illness have been reported yet. Read more

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Injectable drugs recalled due to potential contamination

SCA Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling several injectable drugs that have the potential for microbial contamination. The products, mainly analgesics, were distributed to both veterinary and human hospitals across the country. So far, the company has received no customer complaints or reports of adverse events.

Customers who have any of the recalled products should discontinue use immediately and return them to the company at the following address:

SCA Pharmaceuticals
8821 Knoedl Court
Little Rock, AR 72205

Consumers with questions about the recall can call SCA Pharmaceuticals at (877) 550-5059 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

For a full list of recalled products, please visit the FDA website.


ODA reports multiple H3N2 cases in Ohio

sick as a dogVeterinarians have submitted multiple cases of canine influenza virus (CIV) H3N2 to the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) in the last few weeks. Currently centered in Columbus, many cases are dogs that have been exposed to other dogs at boarding or daycare facilities.

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OAHF golf outing pulls in more than $9,000

Blue skies and mild temperatures again favored the OAHF Fore Animals Classic, held on Sept. 20 at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury. Sixty golfers teed it up to raise funds for the Foundation’s animal care efforts, pulling in just under $9,500.

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OVMA members needed for fair exhibit

The OVMA is pleased to yet again sponsor the Veterinary Education Center at the Ohio State Fair. This exhibit gives fairgoers the exciting opportunity to witness the live birth of a calf and ask questions of an experienced professional – YOU!

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United Pet Group rawhide recall expanded

United Pet Group is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple rawhide dog chew products to include private label brands. The recall was initiated due to possible chemical contamination.

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Loving Pets dog treats recalled due to Salmonella contamination

Loving Pets of Cranbury, N.J., has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date.

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United Pet Group recalls rawhide dog chews due to contamination

United Pet Group recalled brandsUnited Pet Group is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination.

The recall was initiated after United Pet Group realized that specific rawhide chew manufacturing facilities were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews. The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment. But it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.

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Cocolicious canned food recalled after pentobarbital found

Party Animal, Inc. has announced it is recalling specific lots of two varieties of its Cocolicious canned dog foods because they have each tested positive for the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital. The lot numbers of the food in question had been manufactured and distributed nationwide in 2015.

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FT/PT Shelter Veterinarian – Toledo, Ohio

Looking for a Full time or part-time veterinarian for a shelter medicine position at a well-established and busy humane society. Spay/neuter surgeries as well as many other surgical procedures depending on surgical experience. New graduates are welcome to apply for an exciting opportunity to work with an experienced & enthusiastic staff.

Contact information-
Anna Brown, DVM
419-897-6904 phone
419-891-9327 fax e-mail

Pig ears recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination

EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth and Mac’s Choice pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported.

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Dog food recalled due to elevated thyroid hormone

Wellpet of Tewksbury, Ma., and Blue Buffalo Company of Wilton, Conn., are voluntarily recalling specific canned dog foods because they may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

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MVC attendance breaks 6,000 for second year in a row

Attendance numbers for the 2017 Midwest Veterinary Conference show a significant increase in technician and student attendance over the past several years. Although overall attendance was slightly lower than 2016’s record breaker, it is still notably higher than prior years, reflecting a steady increase in attendance over the past seven years.

Attendance Category 2015 2016 2017
Veterinarians 1,665 1,899 1,628
Technicians 1,509 1,418 1,535
Hospital/Shelter Staff & Other Professionals 528 660 626
Core Audience 3,702 3,977 3,789
Students: Pre-Vet, Tech, Veterinary 700 690 817
Exhibitors 935 1,271 905
Exhibit Hall Visitors 98 206 155
Veterinary Exploration Conference 49 214 195
Spouse/Guest 184 48 193
TOTAL ATTENDANCE 5,668 6,406 6,054


OVMA names Veterinarian of the Year, new president assumes role

OVMA outgoing President Dr. Scott Pendleton presents Dr. Linda Lord with the 2016 Veterinarian of the Year Award.

COLUMBUS, OHIO – MARCH 6, 2017 – Columbus veterinarian Dr. Linda Lord has been named the 2016 Veterinarian of the Year by the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). The award, considered the Association’s highest honor, was presented by outgoing OVMA President Dr. Scott Pendleton during a special award ceremony at the annual Midwest Veterinary Conference.

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Blue Buffalo recalls dog food due to packaging issue

Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary recall of 17 varieties of its Blue Divine Delights and Blue Wilderness Trail Trays due to quality issues with the foil seals on the top of the cups. No illnesses have been reported.

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Evanger’s dog food recall expanded

Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Inc. of Wheeling, Ill., is expanding its voluntarily recall of specific lots of its beef products due to potential pentobarbital contamination.

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Blue Buffalo recalls canned dog food

Blue Buffalo Company has issued a voluntary recall for specific lots of Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight canned dog food due to possible aluminum metal contamination. No illnesses or injuries have been reported yet.

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Grreat Choice, Companion canned dog foods recalled

PetSmart and Giant Food Stores have issued voluntary recalls of specific lots of their canned dog foods due to possible metal contamination. Read more

Evanger’s recalls Hunk of Beef dog food

Illinois-based Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company is recalling its Hunk of Beef canned pet food after pentobarbital was detected during testing. To date, five dogs reportedly became ill, one of which died after consuming the product with lot number 1816E06HB13. Read more

J.M. Smucker expands cat food recall

The J.M. Smucker Company has expanded its earlier recall, adding six more lots of 9Lives and Special Kitty canned cat food. The products have been recalled due to potentially low thiamine levels.

To view the full list of recalled products, including those that have been added, visit the FDA Recall Website.

J.M. Smucker canned cat foods recalled due to low B1 levels

The J.M. Smucker Company has announced a voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to the possibility of low thiamine levels.

To see a full list of the recalled products, visit the FDA Recall website.

No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date, and no other products of The J.M. Smucker Company are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased cat food from the affected lots should stop feeding it and contact the company at 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST or

—Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

FT/PT Veterinarian – Salem, Ohio

Wanted a full-time or part-time veterinarian. We are an AAHA certified Full Service hospital. We provide wellness, sick, urgent, general surgery services for clients in a 30-plus mile radius and help other veterinarians in the area to take their daytime emergencies or urgent care cases they are unable to see. We have a full in-house lab, pharmacy, ICU and Urgent care/treatment area, digital radiology/ultrasound and full surgery suite with all the equipment you need to manage your patients; we do not provide boarding services except for special circumstances. We are open 7 days a week with extended hours on Monday and Tuesday. New Grads welcomed and mentoring will be provided. Relocation fees available. Interviews can be by phone, Skype, other visual app, or in person. Additional job and hospital information along with FAQs information can be sent via email upon request. Please visit our website for additional information at Competitive salary and excellent benefits, paid CE, normal hours and vacation days. Please contact Dr. Vickey Brooks at (330)332-1880 or (330)429-0952 from 6pm–9pm. You can also send a CV to or Adamson Veterinary Services, 375 W. State St., Salem, OH 44460.

Cesar dog food recalled due to choking hazard

classic-filet-mignonMars Petcare has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of CESAR® Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food products due to a potential choking risk from small pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process.

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OAHF golf outing raises most money in 3 years


This year’s Fore Animals Classic fundraiser brought in nearly $9,000 in funds for animal-related research and projects—a 20 percent increase over 2015. The ninth annual event, hosted by the Ohio Animal Health Foundation, drew 56 participants to Bent Tree Golf Club on Sept. 21.

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ODA confirms West Nile in Tuscarawas horse

REYNOLDSBURG, OHIO — SEPT. 16, 2016 — The first positive case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in an Ohio horse has been confirmed in 2016.

Testing on samples taken from a seven‐year‐old Standardbred in Tuscarawas County confirmed the positive WNV diagnosis to the Ohio Department of Agriculture Sept. 12. The horse’s veterinarian first examined the animal Aug. 29. The animal was euthanized after exhibiting significant clinical signs, including shaking, agitation and thrashing. The horse had not been vaccinated.

West Nile Virus is transmitted to horses via bites from infected mosquitoes. Clinical signs for WNV include flulike symptoms, where the horse seems mildly anorexic and depressed. Changes in mentality, drowsiness, driving or pushing forward (often without control) and asymmetrical weakness may be observed. Mortality rate from WNV can be as high as 30‐40 percent in horses. Infection with WNV does not always lead to signs of illness in people or animals. WNV is endemic in the United States and Ohio has reported three positive cases in horses each of the last few years.

“This incident in Tuscarawas County should serve as an alert to all horse owners to vaccinate their animals against West Nile Virus,” said State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey. “Vaccines are a proven and effective prevention tool and I encourage all owners to talk to their local vet for options and advice on how to keep their animals healthy.”

In addition to vaccinations, horse owners also should work to reduce the mosquito population and eliminate possible breeding areas. Recommendations include: removing stagnant water sources; keeping animals inside during the bugs’ feeding times, which are typically early in the morning and evening; and using mosquito repellents.

—Submitted by the Ohio Department of Agriculture