Resources

Blue-Green Algae Information

Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria are responsible for illnesses and deaths of dogs, livestock, and wildlife every year in California. Veterinarians may be presented with animals suspected of having been exposed to these harmful algal blooms (HABs). The California Cyanobacteria Harmful Algal Bloom (CCHAB) Network of the California Water Quality Monitoring Council, in conjunction with CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and the California Department of Public Health, has prepared a fact sheet to assist veterinarians to respond to incidents of suspected HAB exposure among domestic animals. The fact sheet provides veterinarians with technical information on assessing exposure history, evaluating clinical signs, pursuing diagnosis and confirmatory testing, patient management, and reporting to proper authorities. The fact sheet also provides information on applying for funds available exclusively to CVMA members to cover costs for testing at the California Animal Health and Food Safety Laboratory. The fact sheet is available on the California HABs Portal at http://www.mywaterquality.ca.gov/habs/what/vet_habs_factsheet.pdf.

Cyanotoxin Resources Available for Veterinarians (July/Aug 2018 CV article)

© 2018 California Veterinary Medical Association

CVMA's Fall Seminar in Palm Springs October 12-14, 2018!

Join us in beautiful Palm Springs for three one-half day seminar sessions with afternoons free to have fun with your...

Read More...

In the News

CVMA Disaster Response

The CVMA extends our sympathy to all victims affected by the California wildfires. Our disaster outreach program, the California Medical...

Read More...

Join the CVMA

As a CVMA member, you’ll have access to outstanding benefits and services.

View the benefits of membership »