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In The News:
New Strides in Spaying & Neutering
"Todd Bruce, a herd manager on a farm in Oregon City, Ore., had long resisted neutering his 5-year-old Australian cattle dog, Cody, for fear of losing the extra set (or two) of legs in the field ...". Read New Strides in Spaying & Neutering online (New York Times) Read New Strides in Spaying & Neutering article in PDF format.
Canine Influenza in Oregon
"The Willamette Humane Society has quarantined its dogs for the next 10 days due to three puppies that are suspected of having canine influenza—a respiratory infection that mimics kennel cough ..."
Read the Suspected Canine Influenza (in PDF format).
Green Cleaining Products Can Sicken Your Pets" ... veterinarians say pet owners should keep in mind that what's green to a human can be dangerous—even deadly—to animals ..." . Read the Green cleaning for humans can still sicken pets (in PDF format) or view it online at Mercurynews.com.
Giardia Closes Off-Leash Dog Park in Oregon
Giardia is an internal parasite that affects pets and humans. It thrives in cool moist conditions like that during our Central Oregon spring season. Read Read more in this public service announcement by Dr. Byron Maas regarding Giardia infected dog park closures in Oregon.
Zeutering Injection a Surgery-Free Alternative
THOUSAND PALMS, AZ. — Dog owners who shudder at the thought of having their male pet’s “boy parts” removed now have an alternative to neutering.
It’s called “Zeutering” and is about to be offered in the Coachella Valley.
About 10 veterinarians and vet technicians from across the valley and Los Angeles area gathered earlier this month at the Animal Samaritans veterinary clinic in Thousand Palms to learn how to chemically neuter male dogs with an injection called Zeuterine.
Read full article online
Third case of Bat Rabies in Benton County
CORVALLIS, Ore. – Public Health Officials from the Benton County Health Department have confirmed that a bat tested at the Oregon Public Health Laboratory tested positive for rabies. This is the third positive bat for rabies in Benton County this year. Read article: "Third Benton County bat tests positive for rabies" in PDF format.
News Release: October 5, 2012
Oregon Woman Contracts "Black Plague" from Cat
A woman who tried to help her friend save a cat that was choking on a mouse contracted Bubonic plague from the diseased feline, Portland health officials announced on Friday, September 14. Read article "Oregon Woman Contracts"Black Plauge" from Cat" in PDF format.
Press Coverage: September 17, 2012
FDA Investigates Animal Illnesses Linked to Jerky Pet Treats
Since 2007, the FDA has become aware of increasing numbers of illnesses in pets associated with the consumption of jerky pet treats. The majority of complaints involve chicken jerky (treats, tenders, and strips), but others include duck, sweet potato, and treats where chicken or duck jerky is wrapped around dried fruits, sweet potatoes, or yams. View article in PDF format
Read online about 'FDA Investigates Animal Illnesses Linked to Jerky Pet Treats'.
Information Released: September 13, 2012
Finally: A Nonsurgical Method to Neuter Dogs
A drug called Zeuterin™ sterilizes male dogs with a simple injection into the testicles.
Read online article "Finally: A Nonsurgical Method to Neuter Dogs".
Online article by Julia Szabo, August 30, 2012
Worst Year for West Nile Is Expected, Officials Say. August 23, 2012
"... The nation is heading toward the worst outbreak of West Nile disease in the 13 years that the virus has been on this continent, federal health authorities said Wednesday. But it is still unclear where and how far cases will spread. Dallas declared an emergency last week, and West Nile deaths have been concentrated in Texas and a few nearby states, including Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma, as well as South Dakota. ..."
Read ''West Nile Virus Cases in Oregon article' in PDF format
Oregon Court of Appeals, August 3, 2012
"...Animals can be considered victims of crime, the Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled in a neglect case from Umatilla County. The ruling handed down Wednesday sends a Stanfield man back to face sentencing on 20 counts of second-degree animal abuse. ..."
Read 'Oregon Court of Appeals ruling' in PDF format
Second Benton County Bat Tests Positive for Rabies, August 2012
"...Public Health Officials from the Benton County Health Department have confirmed that a bat tested at the Oregon Public Health Laboratory tested positive for rabies. This is the second positive bat for rabies in Benton County this year. ..."
Read 'Second Benton County Bat Test Positive for Rabies' article in PDF format
Injectable chemical compound offers time, money and resource-saving benefits, especially for high-volume veterinary facilities.
"Nonsurgical sterilization technique shows promise as safe, effective alternative to
castration" DVM360 online article, June 29, 2012.
Bend Man Contracts Plague from Cat Bite, June 2012
Oregon health officials confirmed on Thursday that a man hospitalized in Bend is critically ill with the plague. Read more of this article Read UPDATE on Bend Mans' Recovery, June 27, 2012
Summer Heat & 4th of July Tips to Help Your Pet.
We want to help you help your pet beat the
dangers of summer heat and 4th of July celebrations.
A Safe & Sane Summer article by Byron Maas, DVM
A nine year old Bend girl joins the support team for Patriot the Eagle.
Read online article at KTVZ.com
Grant to Fund La Pine Dog Spay-Neuter Effort
"The Bend Spay and Neuter Project announced Wednesday it has received a $34,320
PetSmart Charities? with a goal of spaying and neutering over 50 percent
of the dogs living in the
La Pine area. ...."
Read online article at KTVZ.com
Dr. Maas and the Bend Veterinary Clinic will be continuing the Grassroots of Central
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