AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 20, 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, September 20 – Saturday, September 27
: 45
Daily Average: 6.4
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



For veterinary students, the hardest lesson of all is saying goodbye
Washington Post
“. … A good death is tantamount to the humane termination of an animal’s life,” according to a 102-page report published by the American Veterinary Medical Association on guidelines for euthanasia. …

10News Investigates: Training Tennessee Walking Horses
WBIR-TV (Tenn.)
. … Blackwell along with the American Veterinary Medical Association and American Association of Equine Practitioners want all stacked shoes and chains banned. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, is one of the sponsors of a bill called the Prevent All Soring Tactics or PAST Act {H.R. 3268} that increases penalties for soring and bans action devices like stacked shoes and chains. …

Shelter Says Del. Doesn’t Consider Cats Pets, Wants Change
WBOC-TV (Del.)
. … Even though dogs are called “man’s best friend,” there are actually more pet cats in America. Stats from the American Veterinary Medical Association show in 2012 there were 74 million pet cats and 70 million dogs. …

Why Is It Still Legal to Use Human Antibiotics on Farm Animals?
. … And meat producers aren’t the only ones lobbying against PAMTA: the American Veterinary Medical Association strongly opposes the bill, saying it goes too far and would limit vets from being able to prevent disease outbreaks. …

Premium pet food is really expensive—and not actually better for your pet
. … The American Animal Hospital Association, American Veterinary Medical Association, and the Centers for Disease Control all discourage owners from feeding pets raw food diets, all noting that bringing these foods into your home means you could be exposing yourself and your family members to pathogens as well. …

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