AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of April 14, 2013

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, April 14 – Saturday, April 20
: 72
Daily Average: 10.3
2013 High Avg.:  90.3 (week of March 10)


AVMA lauds action on bill to amend Controlled Substance Act
Bovine Veterinarian
“. … As Congressmen Schrader and Yoho can attest, being a veterinarian does not start and stop within the walls of the veterinary clinic. Animals come in all shapes and sizes, and live and roam in a variety of settings,” said Dr. Mark Lutschaunig, director of AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division. …

SD’s unique pet population ranks near the top
Daily Record (S.D.)
. … The state is ranked third nationally for pet ownership, with 65.6 percent of households having at least one furry friend, according to a survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Long: Humans and dogs need training to avoid bites
The Coloradoan
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, there are 4.7 million people bitten by dogs in the United States every year. Most victims are children, and most encounters occur with dogs that are familiar. …

Nearly three-fourths of Abilene pets are not legally vaccinated, official says
Abilene Reporter-News (Texas)
. … Using American Veterinary Medical Association formulas, he estimated that only 22,000 of the 70,000 companion animals in the city have been issued licenses and been vaccinated. …

Virbac Recalls Heartworm Medication
Six lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables, a heartworm preventive, have been recalled because of a stability issue involving the medication’s active ingredient ivermectin, the American Veterinary Medical Association reported this week.

5 Things It Takes to Be An Animal Advocate
According to the American Veterinarian Medical Association, 36.5% of households own dogs and 30% own cats.

This week’s Science Cafe asks: Are our cats a catastrophe for wildlife?
Nashua Telegraph (N.H.)
. … That’s a lot of places: New Hampshire is among the top 10 states in our rate of feline ownership, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

How do I keep my dog safe from leptospirosis?
Daily Progress (Va.)
. … In general, rabies laws require vaccination of puppies at 3 to 6 months of age, and then revaccination every one to three years, depending on the vaccine used, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …


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