AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of August 2, 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, August 2 – Saturday, August 8
: 102
Daily Average: 14.6
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Veterinarian wins post in national association
The Columbian (Mo.)
Vancouver veterinarian Thomas F. Meyer has been named president-elect of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Wanted: More Bulls With No Horns
National Public Radio
. … In the United States, there are no national rules regarding how farms should remove horns from cattle. Many farms follow the guidelines of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the National Milk Producers Federation, which recommend a practice called disbudding. Disbudding halts the growth of horn tissue in very young calves before pointy horns start to grow. …

How to Avoid Future Dog Bite Tragedies
Huffington Post
. … There are common occurrences in dog bite cases described in recent Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) research that could help us avoid future tragedies: …

E-coli advisory at local dog park
WDJT-TV (Wis.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association says social mixing with other dogs while often good for their behaviors also puts them at risk. …

Novel fatigue syndrome in feedlot cattle discovered
Science Daily
. … The researchers’ landmark paper, “Description of a novel fatigue syndrome of finished feedlot cattle following transportation,” appeared as a special report in the July 15 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

AVMA Report: Demand Up for Food Animal Vets
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) released its 2015 AVMA Report on the Market for Veterinarians and the demand for animal protein in U.S. markets is ensuring a robust demand for large animal veterinarians was among the findings.

Seven Steps To Keeping Your Pet Healthy
Foxboro Reporter (Mass.)
. … If your home is among them, you may care to heed these seven hints to keep your pet healthy from the experts at the American Veterinary Medical Association: …

Microchipping could save your pet’s life
The News-Herald (Mich.)
August 15 is National Check the Chip Day. The American Veterinary Medical Association is teaming up with veterinarians across the country to raise awareness about the benefits of microchipping your pet.

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