AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 8, 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, November 8 – Saturday, November 14
: 78
Daily Average: 11.1
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)
2015 Low Avg.: 5.7 (week of October 11)



After dog’s death, an effort to ban guns to put pets down
The Associated Press
. … New Hampshire is among 27 states plus the District of Columbia that have no laws governing “emergency euthanasia,” according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Canine influenza cases popping up here
Arizona Daily Star
. … Out-of-state dogs arriving here for the winter months could bring the virus, which is not always symptomatic, said Michael San Filippo, spokesman with the American Veterinary Medical Association. About 80 percent of the dogs that become infected show symptoms, he said, but one in five do not. …

Shaker Heights residents speak out against proposed pit bull ban (photos, memo)
Cleveland Plain Dealer
. … Parsons said that a 2013 study by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association looked at all dog bite fatalities from 2000-09 and took in data from homicide detectives, witnesses and animal control agencies. The study identified several top factors in dog-bite deaths, including failure by owners to spay or neuter their pets, owner mismanagement and animal abuse, but not breed. …

Midwest Show Dog Badly Burned Giving Birth At Vet’s
WCCO-TV (Minn.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association told WCCO there are multiple warming devices vets can use and the risk is low for thermal burns if the equipment is used correctly. There are no standards on what kind of heating elements should be used on pets in vet clinics just suggestions. …

USDA Loan Repayment Awards $4.5 Million to Ensure Access to Veterinary Services in Rural Communities
KTIC Radio (Neb.)
. … Loan repayment benefits are limited to payments of the principal and interest on government and commercial loans received for attendance at an American Veterinary Medical Association-accredited college of veterinary medicine resulting in a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree or the equivalent. …

Pets living longer than ever before
WXOW-TV (Wis.)
. … A study conducted by The American Veterinary Medical Association found that more than 60% of pet owners consider their pets a part of their family. This motivates people to make more sacrifices and spend more money on their beloved animals. …

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