AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 2, 2012

To provide a look at where and how often the AVMA has been mentioned in the media in the past week, the AVMA Media Relations Division has developed this weekly AVMA@Work blog series, “AVMA in the News,” showing the number of times AVMA appeared in the media, as well as a sampling of those hits.

We hope you find these reports informative. As always, we appreciate any questions or feedback you might have on our media relations efforts.

Sunday, September 2 – Saturday, September 8
: 60
Daily Average
: 8.6
High Average: 
47.7 (Week of June 10)


Second National Symposium on Antibiotics Set
National Hog Farmer
. … Other speakers confirmed for the Nov. 13-15 symposium include: Ron DeHaven, executive vice president, American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Farm animal care is lacking
Abilene Reporter-News (Texas)
. … Nationwide, only 17 percent of veterinarians work in food animal medicine, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. The shortage of veterinarians who work with livestock is projected to grow by 4 to 5 percent annually through 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. …

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected
. … In 2009, Italy abolished its breed-specific regulations, which affected to 17 breeds, in favor of legislation that holds the individual owner responsible. A similar approach has been suggested for the U.S. by the American Veterinary Medical Association, among others. …

Maine’s top veterinarian retires, praises farmers
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
. … Hoenig is now one of three veterinarians in the country serving a one-year Congressional fellowship sponsored by the American Veterinarian Medical Association. …

Dehorning dilemmas
Dairy Herd
. … Because dehorning can cause pain, the American Veterinary Medical Association and other groups advise using procedures and practices that reduce or eliminate the pain, including approved medications. …

Kane animal control fee hike, loan payment delay goes to full board
Daily Herald (Ill.)
. … The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says sterilization can be done as early as 6 weeks, depending on the size of the animal. The American Veterinary Medical Association supports early sterilization. Kane County requires puppies and kittens to receive their first rabies shot by 12 weeks. …

AVMA’s Position on Raw Food Diets for Pets
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association has an extremely well documented position paper, Raw or Undercooked Animal Source Protein in Dog and Cat Diets. …

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