Newsroom: 2008 Archives

December 2008

FDA Continues to Receive Complaints About Chicken Jerky Products

WSU Veterinary College Issues International Health Certificates for Santa’s Reindeer

November 2008

Malignant Catarrhal Fever in Washington State

State Department of Agriculture proposes rule changes.

WSU and Woodland Park Zoo presents Veterinary Career Day, Nov. 15

October 2008

Fire destroys member clinic in Puyallup

September 2008

Hurricane Ike update from Texas

Learn more about what is happening in Texas in the aftermath of Hurrican Ike and how you can help the victims of this disaster. (more)

June 2008

Rabies alert
Washington State is currently warning veterinarians of a potential risk of rabies in the state. No cases are confirmed at this point in time. (more)

Disaster Survey
The WSVMA needs your help with disaster preparedness. Just take a simple survey! (more)Heartworm in Cowlitz County dog discussed
Recently, a dog in Cowlitz County was diagnosed with heartworm. (more)


May 2008

Digitek Safety Warning and Recall Notification
The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association received notice that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced a safety warning and recall notification for the human drug Digitek, which also has a veterinary application. (more)

February 2008

Recall on Pain Patch
Pricara, the maker of Duragesic CII pain patch, has announced a recall on the item. (more)

January 2008

What diseases are reportable?
The Washington State Department of Health wants veterinarians to know what diseases are reportable. DOH has a poster that can be downloaded for your use. (more)

Acclimation Certificates
Recently, the AVMA revised their guidelines for acclimation certificates to allow airlines to ship dogs and cats when the airline cannot guarantee compliance with animal welfare regulations, specifically the minimum temperature allowed by the regulations. (more)

Recall on Pig Ear Chew Treats

FDA Press Release on March 23 (more
ASPCA Press Release on March 19 (more)

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