AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of December 15, 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, December 15 – Saturday, December 21
: 543
Daily Average: 77.6
2013 High Avg.: 145.1 (week of May 12)



Antibiotics on farms: Can curbing their use also curb resistant infections in humans?
Washington Post
. … The industry’s objection to PAMTA’s restrictions is rooted in the idea that antibiotic use makes animals healthier and improves the overall safety of our food supply. “There can be greater food safety risks when antibiotics are not used,” says Christine Hoang, a veterinarian and assistant director of the Scientific Activities Division of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Safety tips to keep your pets safe during the holidays
Seattle Times
“. … Veterinarians often see an increase in the number of emergency calls during the holiday season. Whether it’s exposure to chocolate or fatty foods, or pets injured through exposure to festive decorations such as electric cords, ornaments, tinsel, etc., the holidays can present hazards for pets,” said Dr. Clark Fobian, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). …

Pot and Pets: Should Dogs Get High?
Yahoo! News
. … Within hours of taking a tincture of marijuana from a medical pot dispensary in Los Angeles, Miles’ appetite returned, he stopped vomiting and began walking and running around. “It couldn’t have been a coincidence,” his owner told the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Pediatricians to Expectant Moms and Kids: Don’t Drink Raw Milk
. … The statement means that the AAP now joins the FDA, the American Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the National Environmental Health Association, the International Association for Food Protection and the World Health Organization in advising people against drinking raw milk. …

AVMA Celebrates its 150th Anniversary
Seattle Post Intelligencer/Animal Radio
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) celebrates its 150th Anniversary with top Vets sharing the latest information about the veterinary profession, medical innovations, trends and tips to benefit pet lovers and their four-legged friends. Veterinarian and AVMA member Dr. Bernadine Cruz recently spoke with Hal Abrams of Animal Radio. …

No Major Issues Expected as Result of FDA Guidance
Rural Radio Network
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association applauded the FDA’s Final Guidance 213 – but still says claims that use of antibiotics in animals harms human health are misguided. …

Virus Threatens Dogs Across U.S.
WICS-TV (Ill.)
. … How dogs are infected is still being investigated, but the American Veterinary Medical Association says direct contact with an infected dog, or its vomit or diarrhea, presents a higher risk of infection. …



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