AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 18, 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, November 18 – Saturday, November 24
Hits
: 76
Daily Average: 10.9
High Avg.:  109.3 (Week of November 11)
Notes: Tuesday’s spike in coverage was due to pick up of AVMA’s press release on the association’s support for H.R. 6388, the Horse Protection Act Amendments of 2012.

Highlights:

Pound Ridge Vet Leads Effort To Aid Pets After Sandy
Pound Ridge Daily Voice (N.Y.)
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the American Veterinary Medical Association, led by Pound Ridge vet Douglas Aspros, has been offering both aid and trained volunteers to help rescue both pets and wildlife that were injured or displaced after the storm.

Animal antimicrobial use today
Cattle Network
. … Speaking to more than 170 participants at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture’s 2012 Antibiotic Symposium in Columbus, Ohio this week, Ron DeHaven, DVM, MS, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) executive vice president, broke antibiotic use into three categories. …

Why gourmet food is going to the dogs
CBS News
. … But others, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, doubt the benefits, and warn against raw pet food, in part because handling it could spread salmonella or other illnesses to humans. …

Keeping your pets safe during the holidays
WBTV (N.C.)
. … Dr. Virginia Kiefer, representing the American Veterinarian Medical Association, tells us how to spot potential dangers and how to avoid them. …

Family pets can be part of holiday celebration too
KPC News (Ind.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, three-fourths of dogs and cats over age three have oral disease. And a pet’s oral health can affect his or her whole body and well-being. …

AVMA, AAEP call for passage of Horse Protection Act amendments to curb soring
Sacramento Bee
Today the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) issued a joint statement of support for H.R. 6388, the Horse Protection Act Amendments of 2012.

Roy Exum: Stop Soring! No More Pads!
The Chattanoogan (Tenn.)
The American Veterinary Medical Association – with 82,500 professional members – and the American Association of Equine Practitioners – with another 10,000 who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of horses – delivered a savage kick in the face to the despicable “Big Lick” crowd in Shelbyville early this week when the two groups called on Congress to soon pass the Amendments to the Horse Protection Act, House Bill No. 6388.

Holiday hazards: 10 dangers to pets
WLS-TV (Ill.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) advises against giving pets as presents, because the recipient doesn’t have the opportunity to have an active role in selecting the animal. …

How to detect cancer in pets
The Acorn (Calif.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association refers to 10 early warning signs to look for in the detection of pet cancers: …

 

 

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