AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 23, 2012

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 23 – Saturday, September 29
: 230
Daily Average: 32.9
High Avg:  47.7 (Week of June 10)
Notes: The surge in hits on Sept. 27 was driven by pick up of our press release on the new AVMA Rabies Video and World Rabies Day.


The Dog Ate Your Wallet? How to Cut the Costs of Pet Ownership
Daily Finance
. … Consider breed, as well, says Dr. Douglas Aspros, a Westchester, NY-based vet and president of the American Veterinary Medical Association. “It’s worthwhile to do a little research and find out what problems the breed you’re interested in is prone to. …”

Can new dog feeders help solve mealtime problems?
KSTC-TV (Minn.)
. … A Purdue University study published in 2000 in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association found that eating from an elevated bowl is actually a risk factor for bloat, as well as increased speed of eating. This study, however, only proved a correlation between the two — not that one causes the other. …

Grieving Pet Owners Want Imported Dog Treats Pulled From Shelves
National Public Radio
. … DuVernoy was quoted in the Journal of the American Veterinary [Medical] Association’s web coverage of the conference. …

Protect Your Pet, Skip the Jerky Treats
. … One of The Animal Medical Center’s own, Dr. Richard Goldstein, Chief Medical Officer, has been serving as an advisor to the FDA and the American Veterinary Medical Association since the investigation into this issue began in 2007. …

Rabies Video Aimed at Reducing Rabies Deaths Globally
Health News Digest
. … In an effort to eliminate rabies, the American Veterinary Medical Association and Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) have teamed up to produce an educational video titled, “Rabies: Simple Steps Save Lives. …”

While dwarfed by other interests, ag ‘well-targeted’
Capital Press
. … Some PACs, like the American Veterinary Medical Association PAC, tend to support the political parties half-and-half, he said. Others, like cotton growers, are more conservative. …

Here’s how to keep your cat happy
Newport Daily News (R.I.)
Did you know that the American Veterinary Medical Association and the CATalyst Council have declared that September is Happy Cat Month?

AVMA: Cat Behavior 101
Chicago Now
Dr. Debra Horwitz veterinary behaviorist, talks cats, in this video from the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

DOGS & CATS: Rabies And Typhus Make Headlines
Gazette Newspapers (Calif.)
. … Because of the rabies risk to cats and their owners, feline rabies vaccination is strongly recommended for ALL cats. Cat anti-rabies vaccination is recommended by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) the California State Department of Health Services and the AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association). …



2 thoughts on “AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of September 23, 2012

  1. I think there should be legal repercussions towards those that “blog” for a living based on what I perceive as shoddy due diligence. What makes this even more annoying is that these blogs are full of information “culled” from real studies and reports conducted by legitimate scientific communities.

    Case in point about GDV and dog feeders; I have read nearly two dozen blogs authored by people “in the know” that reference these Purdue studies (published in or around the year 2000). And, almost without fail the bloggers completely misread the contents of the report and instead attempt to convey the reports with what at best could be labeled as tabloid journalism by stating that elevated dog bowls cause GDV.

    Not correct, not accurate. What this study found was a correlation not a cause. EATING FOOD AT FLOOR LEVEL DOES NOT SAVE YOUR DOG FROM DEVELOPING GDV. So, with this level of journalism so prevalent logic might suggest that if a life is at risk one might benefit greatly from a tad more face time in actually reading a report and not a blog.

    The study (survey) was of large breed show dogs and it was not done in a controlled environment. Get that? It was not done in a controlled environment nor beyond the one study. So, this correlation is not FACT nor should it be construed or presented as such by lazy bloggers. To do so is both a discredit to the industry and I would hope at some point in our evolution will be subject to legal ramifications to stop this disservice to humanity and our pets..