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The Office of the State Veterinarian (OSV) is part of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation's Division of Environmental Health. It is responsible for carrying out a wide variety of programs protective of both animal and human health, which in turn safeguards the health and food capacity of Alaska's livestock, reindeer, and poultry, and prevents the transmission of animal disease to humans.

Date Alert and Link Type
07/15/2021 FDA Grants First Full Approval for Treatment of Lymphoma in Dogs Animal Health and Disease
06/14/2021 Notice of Temporary Suspension of Dogs Entering the United States from Countries Classified as High Risk for Dog Rabies Animal Import/Export
04/23/2021 Texas A&M AgriLife Offers Digital Education - Sheep and Goat Ranching 101 Animal Health and Disease
07/29/2021 Sunshine Mills, Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Certain Products Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Aflatoxin Animal Feed
07/30/2021 African Swine Fever Reported in the Dominican Republic Animal Health and Disease
08/13/2021 Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company Voluntarily Recalls Simply Nourish Brand Frozen Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D Animal Feed
08/18/2021 African Swine Fever Action Week: September 13-17, 2021 Animal Health and Disease
08/26/2021 Top Quality Dog Food Recalls Batch Of “Beef HVM” 1-Pound Packages with Lot Number 071521, Because of Possible Salmonella, Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk Animal Feed
08/30/2021 CVM Letter to Veterinarians and Retailers: Help Stop Misuse of Animal Ivermectin to Prevent or Treat COVID-19 in Humans Announcement
10/01/2021 Fromm Family Foods Voluntarily Recalls Four Star Shredded Entrée Canned Food for Dogs Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D Animal Feed
10/07/2021 Canine Distemper Outbreak - Anchorage Area Animal Health and Disease
10/13/2021 Tuffy’s Pet Foods; Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of a Limited Quantity of Pure Vita Salmon Entrée Dog Food in a Tetrapak Carton Due to Potentially Elevated Levels of Vitamin D Animal Feed

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