AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of January 10, 2016

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, January 10 – Saturday, January 16
Hits
: 199
Daily Average: 28.4
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)

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Highlights:

New strain of dog flu suspected at Kent kennel
Seattle Times
. … But a spokesman for the American Veterinary Medical Association said no one would be surprised if the new dog flu had made it to the Pacific Northwest. At least 2,000 cases have been reported across the country, but the figure is likely far higher, said Michael San Filippo, a spokesman. …

Highly contagious dog flu confirmed in Helena
Billings Gazette (Mont.)
. … It has been identified in 40 states and Washington, D.C., according to an American Veterinary Medical Association fact sheet, which states that since March 2015 more than 2,000 cases had been confirmed positive. …

Plague, Dog Flu: What you need to know
KRQE-TV (N.M.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association nearly all dogs exposed to the virus become infected, and nearly 80% show clinical signs of disease. …

Do pit bulls pose danger? Experts weigh in
Modesto Bee (Calif.)
. … A study published in 2013 in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association reported that the 256 dog-bite-related fatalities from 2000 to 2009 had a number of factors in common but that no particular breed of dog could be identified as a prime culprit. …

Pets susceptible to cold weather too
Morganton News Herald (N.C.)
. … Here are some winter weather pet safety tips courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association: …

Tips For Keeping Your Pets Safe During Cold Weather
LEX-18 NBC (Ky.)
. … Central Kentucky is under a winter weather advisory. Temperatures are expected to drop below freezing. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, cats and dogs should be kept inside during cold weather if possible. …

Torn ACLs and Other Dog Injuries: How to Prevent Them
SafeBee
. … A 2013 survey published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that of 3,801 dogs who participated in agility competitions, 32 percent had had at least one injury. …

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