AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 25, 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, November 25 – Saturday, December 1
: 113
Daily Average: 16.1
High Avg.:  109.3 (Week of November 11)


Rural veterinarians on the decline in North Dakota
Grand Forks Herald (N.D.)
. … Nationwide, only 17 percent of vets work in food animal medicine, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. In Minnesota, several rural areas have a shortage of veterinarians who work with livestock, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. …

Economy still taking toll on pet ownership on the Treasure Coast
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers (Fla.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association’s newest five-year survey, ownership of all pets dropped 2.4 percent from 2006 to 2011. Among the most popular pets, dog ownership dropped 1.9 percent and cats, 6.2 percent. …

Soapbox: Egg legislation is an example of collaborative problem-solving
The Coloradoan
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Avian Pathologists and the Association of Avian Veterinarians all support this legislation as the best way forward for science-based animal welfare standards. …

Why Wednesday’s Full Moon Eclipse Won’t Cause Madness
Yahoo! News
. … A 2007 study at Colorado State University found that veterinary ER visits by cats and dogs went up on full-moon nights. It’s possible that owners and their pets simply spend more time outside on nights when the moon is bright, increasing the risk of injury, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

New Blue Jays pitcher Mark Buerhle will fight pit bull ban
Metro News (Canada)
. … The Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the OSPCA and the Toronto Humane Society have publicly opposed the ban as a means of reducing dog aggression. …

Roy Exum: Beware The ‘The Big Lick’
The Chattanoogan (Tenn.)
. … Just recently the 80,000-member American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Society of Equine Practitioners – another 10,000 professionals – urged the new legislation be rushed through Congress. …






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