AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of May 31, 2015

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, May 31 – Saturday, June 6
: 147
Daily Average: 21.0
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



White House Meeting Elicits Pledges to Reduce Antibiotic Use
New York Times
. … Walmart, one of the companies in attendance on Tuesday, reiterated a pledge it made last month to ask its meat suppliers to follow guidelines set by the American Veterinary Medical Association, including veterinary oversight and limits on antibiotic treatment to animals that are sick. …

Veterinary Feed Directive final rule
Brownfield Ag News
. … Dr. Ron DeHaven, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) CEO says AVMA fully supports the provision and the flexibility and consistency it provides. …

WH Forum misses opportunity
Brownfield Ag News
. … Dr. Ron DeHaven, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) says the two groups were only together for the opening session of the Antibiotic Stewardship Forum before splitting into separate groups. …

U.S. Medicine Has Entered the Post-Antibiotic World
U.S. News and World Report
. … Tyson Foods Inc. is eliminating antibiotics used by humans from its U.S. broiler chicken flocks by September 2017, while Wal-Mart is asking its suppliers to implement practices recommended by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Pit bull advocates say the breed is misunderstood
San Francisco Chronicle
. … In February, the American Veterinary Medical Association published “The Role of Breed in Dog Bite Risk and Prevention.” The report, which reviewed previous scientific studies on the topic, concluded that “breed is a poor sole predictor of dog bites. Controlled studies reveal no increased risk for the group blamed most often for dog bites, ‘pit bull-type’ dogs. …”

Animal Tales: Is marijuana toxic to pets?
The Olympian (Wash.)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association does not sanction the use of marijuana treatment for pets but has published several articles addressing the possible benefits of its use. …

Dog visit: Just what the doctor ordered
Alaska Public Radio
“. … The human-animal bond is a unique, mutually beneficial relationship between people and animals; it has a major impact on the health and well-being of both. This includes, but is not limited to, emotional, psychological, and physical interactions of people, animals and the environment.” – American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee, 1998. …

Alaska summer warm enough to harm pets left in cars
KTUU-TV (Alaska)
. … The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates that temperatures inside a car can jump to more than 100 degrees when the outside temperature is just 70 degrees. …

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