AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 10, 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, November 10 – Saturday, November 16
: 281
Daily Average: 40.1
2013 High Avg.: 145.1 (week of May 12)
: The rise in stories on Wednesday and Thursday was due to pick up of an AVMA press release on keeping pets healthy during the holidays.


Be thankful for healthy pets
“. … This is the time of year that many veterinary hospitals report a significant increase in emergency calls particularly those relating to digestive track disturbances resulting from exposure to foods pets simply should not have received,” says Dr. Clark K. Fobian, president of the AVMA. …

House panel hears vigorous debate on horse soring
The Tennessean
“. … I feel this bill is necessary to stop this culture of abuse that has existed for more than 40 years in the walking horse industry,” said W. Ron DeHaven, executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Pit bull debate: Bad dogs or bad rap?
Connecticut Post
. … A 2012 study of dog bites by the American Veterinary Medical Association concluded that some of the breeds more aggressive toward people were collies, toy breeds and — as Smith noted – spaniels. …

New Virus Has Deadly Potential For Dogs
CBS Sacramento
Circovirus may be present as a primary or co-infection with other intestinal pathogens, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Along with the virus’ rapid death rate, this makes diagnosis difficult.

Deadly new virus attacking dogs
Tucson News Now (Ariz.)
. … According to the American Veterinary [Medical] Association, the circovirus was first reported in dogs in June 2012. …

Cold weather brings seasonal reminders to protect homes, cars and pets
Augusta Chronicle (Ga.)
. … Take pets on shorter walks and bring cats and dogs inside during cold weather or provide a warm, solid shelter shielded from wind, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

How to care for your senior pet
Tampa Bay Newspapers
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Hospital of Dunedin recommends yearly screening of your senior pet. Your veterinarian will make recommendations for your pet according to the physical exam findings. …

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