AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of October 19, 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, October 19 – Saturday, October 25
Hits
: 128
Daily Average: 18.3
2014 High Avg.: 117.71 (week of October 5)
Notes: Tuesday’s spike in coverage was driven by wide distribution of AVMA’s press release on arthritis and pets.

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Highlights:

AUDIO: Pets and Ebola
Talkin’ Pets Radio
(AVMA CEO Dr. Ron DeHaven is interviewed from approximately 3:00-24:00)

Nurse’s dog may inspire Ebola protocols
Tampa Tribune (Fla.)
. … According to Christine Hoang, a veterinarian who is an assistant director of the American Veterinary Medical Association, “We have no known evidence that dogs will be clinically infected with the Ebola virus. …”

Bentley the dog being tested for Ebola
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)
. … Dallas Animal Services is also receiving help to care for Bentley from Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, the Texas Department of State Health Services, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Aggies help keep an eye on Ebola nurse’s dog
Houston Chronicle
. … Dallas Animal Services is overseeing Bentley’s care in partnership with the Department of State Health Services, A&M’s veterinary college, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. …

Nurse’s Dog Tests Negative For Ebola
CBS Dallas-Fort Worth
. … Bentley is being cared for in a partnership between the City of Dallas Animal Services, the Texas Animal Health Commission, Texas A&M University and the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). …

Arthritis in pets can be painful, but it’s also manageable
Yahoo! News
. … In the latest video from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Dr. Tony Kremer, a veterinarian from Oswego Animal Hospital in Oswego, Ill., says pets—like people—can experience arthritis as they age and their body tissues begin to break down. …

Aurora debating, voting on whether to repeal or retain city’s pit bull ban
ABC-7 Denver
. … She points to several national groups that opposed bans, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, which states “controlled studies have not identified this breed group as disproportionately dangerous. …”

Organic, conventional dairies show few differences in cow health, milk
Portland Tribune
. … Articles from the study have been published in the Journal of Dairy Science and the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Cats converge for competition
Evansville Courier and Press (Ind.)
. … According to American Veterinary Medical Association statistics from 2011, while a higher percentage [of] American households kept dogs as pets, the mean number of pet cats (2.1) in the U.S. is higher than dogs (1.6) and rising. …

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