AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of April 12, 2015

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, April 12 – Saturday, April 18
: 313
Daily Average: 44.7
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)
Notes: The spikes in coverage were due to AVMA’s mention in an AVMF press release on America’s Favorite Veterinarian and wide pick up of AVMA’s press release on AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn’s appearance on a Discovery Channel program.



Colorado veterinarian and AVMA President Dr. Ted Cohn included in upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr
Yahoo! News
The President of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Lone Tree, Colorado veterinarian, Dr. Ted Cohn, is featured discussing the concern of disease going undetected in cats.

Sales of drugs for livestock goes up despite fear of superbugs
Lincoln Journal Star (Neb.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association supports the FDA’s efforts, said Assistant Director Christine Hoang. …

Watching our pets age brings joy, heartache 
Dallas Morning News
. … Still, a healthy dog or cat lasts a good long time. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, both species qualify as “seniors” by about age 7, but they can live much longer. …

Pets and pills don’t mix: Top 10 medications vets get called about
Miami Herald
A medication that does one thing for people does not necessarily do the same for our pets, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Although there are many medications used in both animals and people, the effects, doses needed, and other things can differ.

Medical marijuana for our pets?
Fox-13 News Orlando
. … In a 2013 report from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association titled “Veterinary marijuana?”, there are several testimonials from pet owners and medical professionals discussing the pros, cons and possibilities of medical marijuana for pets. …

Dog flu in Indiana: Canine influenza reported in Tippecanoe County
WRTV Indianapolis
. … Dogs are most contagious during the two- to four-day period following exposure. They often don’t show signs of the illness during this period, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Midwest outbreak of deadly dog flu is cause for caution in Pennsylvania
LNP News (Pa.)
. … At least one cat has already died from this strain of flu, according to an article on the American Veterinary Medical Association website. …

Celebrate your veterinarian by nominating them as America’s favorite!
Yahoo! News
. … America’s Favorite Veterinarian will receive a $500 cash prize, a trip to the 2016 AVMA Convention in San Antonio, a year-long feature on the AVMF website, and a community celebration at their clinic to recognize the accomplishments of the veterinarian and his or her staff. …

Owner of horses found shot in Red River Parish arrested
. … While Louisiana law allows for livestock owners to put their animals down, it must be done in a humane way. State law requires the method to confirm [sic] with recommendations on euthanasia outlined by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

It’s up to you to watch out for canine influenza
Daily Herald (Ill.)
. … The AVMA, ASPCA, CDC and doginfluenza.com all provide information about the canine influenza virus. …

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