AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 30, 2013

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, June 30 – Saturday, July 6
: 57
Daily Average: 8.1
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


Veterinarians need a farm bill, too
The Hill (D.C.)
By W. Ron DeHaven
. … AVMA supports research grants to the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative and the Animal Health and Disease Research Formula Funds, which were included in both the House and Senate Farm Bills. …

Dog Breed Profiling
. … According to a 2012 study by the American Veterinarian Medical Association, small to medium breed dogs, like toy breeds and spaniels, were actually more aggressive toward people than large breed dogs. The study says the reason many people don’t hear about small dog attacks, is because they’re less severe. …

Mixed reactions to shelter mutts
Chicago Tribune
. … The study, which included more than 6,000 dogs, was published in May in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

12 INVESTIGATES: Deadly pet meds mix-ups
. … How can you avoid a pet prescription mix up? The American Veterinary Medical Association says communication is key. …

Moving with your pets
Warren Sentinel (Wyo.)
. … There will always be some risk involved; however, most pets will settle down and sleep for most of the flight once the cargo doors are closed and the plane is at altitude. There is great travel information, provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association, at: https://ebusiness.avma.org/files/productdownloads/traveling_brochure.pdf. …

More Pets Undergoing Cosmetic Surgery
CBS Miami
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Humane Society of the United States are also both against performing surgery for cosmetic reasons alone. …

Southern Humboldt hit by canine parvovirus outbreak; keep your dogs out of public places
Redwood Times (Calif.)
. … All dogs are at risk for parvo, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association, but puppies less than 4 months old and dogs that have not been vaccinated against parvo are at increased risk of becoming infected. …

State, local vets: Homeless pups spreading parvovirus
The Times-Standard (Calif.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, it can live on inanimate objects — such as food bowls, shoes, clothes, carpet and floors — for months and can be transmitted by any person or animal. …


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