AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 22, 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, September 22 – Saturday, September 28
: 99
Daily Average: 14.1
2013 High Avg.:  145.1 (week of May 12)


State veterinarian provides update on Ohio dog deaths and links to circovirus
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“. … We’re still trying to piece this together to figure out what could possibly be involved,” Tony Forshey, State Veterinarian at the Ohio Department of Agriculture said in an online interview with the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Ohio state vet discusses investigation into mystery dog illness
Medical News Today
. … In the latest podcast from the American Veterinary Medical Association, Ohio State Veterinarian Dr. Tony Forshey discusses the current status of the investigation, how veterinarians determine the cause of identified illnesses, and what’s been learned so far. …

Consumer Watch: How to pick a good veterinarian
Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)
. … According to the immediate past president of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Douglas Aspros, “If the place looks neat, the people seem warm, and clients have a genuine rapport with the staff, you(re)…making a smart choice. …”

A different view of animal health: Holistic veterinarians are growing in number, acceptance
Kansas City Star
. … The growing interest in holistic veterinary medicine has increased so much in such a short period that the American Veterinary Medical Association finds itself addressing the issue over and over. Recent vet association conventions have included lectures on acupuncture. …

Insurer gives Muncie pit bull owners ultimatum
Sacramento Bee (Calif.)
. … Man and woman’s best friend bites more than 4.7 million a year, according to the American Veterinary [Medical] Association, the U.S., Postal Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Most dog bites are preventable; see these tips
Palm Beach Post (Fla.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association, ASPCA, and American Humane Association have programs on Dog Bite Prevention that are readily available to help teach people safe dog handling and training skills. …

Improved services come with cost; dog license fees to rise $4
Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio)
. … The Beacon Journal estimated there are about 122,000 dogs in Summit County, based on a calculation provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Last year, only 40,116 were licensed. …

Interactive: How many dogs are named ______?
. … According to calculations by the American Veterinary [Medical] Association, a county the size of Mecklenburg should have more than 224,000 dogs, which would suggest less than half of the county’s dogs are registered. …

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