AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of April 6, 2014

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 6 – Saturday, April 12
: 181
Daily Average: 25.9
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)
Notes: The spike in stories on Thursday was due to AVMA’s mention in a Bayer HealthCare Animal Health press release on a program to support education in veterinary medicine worldwide.


Here Comes The Million Pit Bull March On Washington!
Huffington Post
. … And the most recent comprehensive report, put out in December by the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, shows that fear of pit bulls is seriously misplaced, and that pit bulls bans do not lead to increased safety. …

Veterinary Mobility Bill Moves to Full House
The Horse
. … Ashley S. Morgan, DVM, assistant director of the Government Relations Division of the American Veterinary Medical Association welcomed the bill’s advancement. …

Pet medication market opens up as retailers enter the game
Buffalo News (N.Y.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association opposed the 2011 bill, saying that it already encouraged doctors to provide prescriptions and that the bill infringed on state regulatory prerogatives. …

Q&A: Pets Are Becoming People, Legally Speaking
National Geographic
. … However, veterinary organizations like the AVMA have drawn the line when it comes to treating pets like people in eyes of the law. …

Pet owner warns of dangers for dogs ingesting sugar substitute found in gum
Frederick News Post (Md.)
. … Germain agreed that even a small amount can be harmful for dogs. On its website, Trident gum does not specify how much Xylitol is in a single piece of gum, but the company refers to a report published by The American Veterinary Medical Association. …


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