AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of August 30, 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 30 – Saturday, September 5
: 104
Daily Average: 14.9
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Is That Biofilm on Your Dog Dish?
. … Biofilms can contain just one bacteria species but usually contain many, along with other microorganisms. The biofilm on your dog’s bowl could contain algae, bacteria and fungi that come from stuff your dog licks or eats while he’s out on walks or in the yard, as well as from his food, says Joseph Kinnarney, DVM, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Cyberbullying reports shut down veterinary contest
San Jose Mercury News
. … AVMA spokesman Michael San Filippo said final vote tallies were not made, but an online posting shows Richter in second and vet Christy Layton of Florida in the top spot before the contest was canceled. …

Texas Vet Who Killed Cat With Arrow Broke State Rules, Faces Punishment
Huffington Post
. … Prosecutors lacked “proof that this incident even occurred in the state of Texas,” according to a press release from the Austin County Criminal District Attorney’s office. And even if it had, it was unclear to prosecutors if Tiger had been “killed in a cruel manner” under the American Veterinary Medical Association’s euthanasia guidelines. … The AVMA and other veterinary groups — as well as Lindsey’s alma mater, Colorado State University — disputed this position. …

Ohio ranks No. 2 in dog bite claims. Do you have a breed of dog that insurers may shun?
Cleveland Plain Dealer
. … Clearly, there’s something going on with the Midwest. And it’s not just that we like dogs. None of the Midwest states rank in the top 10 percent of households with dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Arkansas, New Mexico and Kentucky lead the pack. …

Florida bill allows rescue of animals in hot cars
. … According to a chart by the American Veterinary Medical Association, the temperatures in a car can rise almost 20°F in as little as 20 minutes. The AVMA states that even if the weather does not feel hot for you, car interiors become very hot, and cracking the windows will not help. …

Ask A Vet: Foods Toxic To Pets
WCJB-TV (Fla.)
. … The sooner the better because your vet can determine if your pet will need an emetic and further treatment. Other great websites for more information: ASPCA, AVMA, and veterinarypartner.com …

Mobile veterinarian brings traditional acupuncture to Lynchburg-area pets
News and Advance (Va.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association, the accrediting body for schools of veterinary medicine in the United States, “believes that all aspects of veterinary medicine should be held to the same standards,” according to its policy on alternative medicine. …

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