AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 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, July 12 – Saturday, July 18
: 84
Daily Average: 12.0
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Study: Big dogs behave quite differently from their smaller cousins
Chicago Tribune
Veterinary behaviorists and other veterinarians interested in animal behavior were among those attending the 2015 Veterinary Behavior Symposium July 10, attended by members of American College of Veterinary Behaviorists and other interested veterinarians in Boston, a day before the opening of the annual Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

New Way To Claim Pets On Your Taxes
Forbes (N.Y.)
. … Help for people with pet expenses is not a new idea, but the HAPPY Act was at least a serious—though so far unsuccessful—effort. Unfortunately, the bill didn’t go anywhere despite endorsements by the Humane Society of the United States, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Animal Law Coalition, the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. …

What is the maximum height a cat can fall from and survive?
BBC Focus
. … One 1987 study in the Journal Of The American Veterinary Medical Association looked at 132 cats that had fallen an average of 5.5 storeys and survived. It found that a third of them would have died without emergency veterinary treatment. Interestingly, injuries were worse in falls less than seven storeys than in higher tumbles. …

Wi-Fi Might Charge Our Gadgets In The Future
Knoxville News Sentinel (Tenn.)
. … There are a lot of ideas about where Wi-Fi is headed next, from ubiquitous coverage to Wi-Fi-compatible microchips we implant in our pets. (Video via American Veterinary Medical Association). …

Veterinarians warn of potential dog flu outbreak
Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.)
. … More information about canine influenza is available on the American Veterinary Medical Association’s website, www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Canine-Influenza-Backgrounder.aspx. …

Honolulu starts program to target feral chickens
Maui News
The Associated Press
. … Captured chickens will be euthanized in an immersion chamber with carbon dioxide and disposed of at the landfill. The method follows American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines, said Department of Customer Services Director Sheri Kajiwara.

Cardinals cornerback Tyrann Mathieu sits inside hot car for PETA PSA
New York Daily News
. … Hundreds of pets die each year from heat exhaustion after being left inside cars, the American Veterinary Medical Association reports, while more than three dozen children in the U.S. die inside hot cars each year. …

Veterinary assoc. names Hopkinton native president
Hopkinton Crier (Mass.)
Dr. Joseph Kinnarney, a Hopkinton native, companion animal practitioner and president and chief executive officer of Reidsville Veterinary Hospital in Reidsville, North Carolina, assumed the presidency of the American Veterinary Medical Association on July 14.

Veterinarians urge pet owners to vaccinate pets for dangerous bacterial infection
WSB-TV (Ga.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, leptospirosis is more common in areas with warm climates and high annual rainfall but it can occur anywhere. …





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