AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 15, 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, June 15 – Saturday, June 21
: 160
Daily Average: 22.9
2014 High Avg.: 113.71 (week of January 5)
Notes: The spike in stories midweek was due to AVMA’s mention in a press release from the Hartville Group about the expanded wellness care options in its pet health insurance plans.


Wide bipartisan support for horse anti-soring bill
Lexington Herald-Leader (Ky.)
“. … The American Association of Equine Practitioners and the American Veterinary Medical Association have both called for a ban on the use of ‘action devices’ and pads or performance packages on walking horses because of the role such devices play in the soring process. …”

Roy Exum: ‘Dutch’ Walks In D.C. Today
The Chattanoogan (Tenn.)
. … The PAST Act has been triumphed by virtually every equine organization in the United States, as well as the American Veterinary Medical Association. Hundreds more organizations and key animal advocates are calling for its passage, yet Alexander is crusading against the bill as a representative from the very state that is considered the heart of horse abuse in the world. …

How to prepare your pet for summer fun – and beyond
Chicago Tribune
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) provides important summertime pet care tips, including: …

Pet Talk: Protect your pet from summer heat, which can be deadly
The Oregonian
. … The temperature inside a closed car can rise by nearly 20 degrees in just 10 minutes and 40 degrees within an hour, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Tips to protect pets from hidden household hazards
Your Houston News
. … The American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA) wants to help you keep your pets safe with tips to protect your furry friends from these household hazards. …

Study: Dogs motivate owners to exercise
Lafayette Journal and Courier (Ind.)
. … Dogs ownership is also common, making it a key way to motivate a large groups of people at once. As of 2011, about 36.5 percent of households in America own dogs, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

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