AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of May 4, 2014

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, May 4 – Saturday, May 10
: 771
Daily Average: 110.1
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)
Notes: The Texas and Pennsylvania VMAs released press releases on National Pet Week that received wide distribution and helped create the spike in AVMA mentions on Monday and Thursday. In addition, AVMF’s release on America’s Favorite Veterinarian and AAVMC’s release on its veterinary student scholarship program with Zoetis bumped the mid-week numbers.


Oklahoma State University in Stillwater to host huge exhibit exploring the human-animal bond
The Oklahoman
“. … Animal Connections” was created by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Veterinary Medical Association in 2013. The exhibit is made possible through the support of founding sponsor Zoetis Inc. and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. …

Walking-horse industry not ending abuse
Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)
. … Every state veterinary medical association endorses the PAST Act, including those of Tennessee and Kentucky. The 88,000-member American Veterinary Medical Association strongly endorses PAST as does the American Association of Equine Practitioners. The largest equine sports association in the United States, the Kentucky-based United States Equestrian Federation endorses the act. …

Too many treats, too much food contributing to an early death for pets
WBRC-TV (Ala.)
. … Based on 2012 survey results and 2012 American Veterinary Medical Association data, 80 million U.S. dogs and cats are overweight or obese. …

Cat survives fall from three-storey building
The Independent (U.K.)
. … A 1987 study published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that when moggies reach terminal velocity, having righted themselves after a fall, they spread out like a parachute, which minimises injuries upon impact. …

Beware of rabies in wildlife
The Eagle (Texas)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association lists the following things that individuals can do to reduce the spread of rabies. …

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