AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 21, 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, June 21 – Saturday, June 27
: 118
Daily Average: 16.9
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Researchers, vets aim to raise awareness as canine flu spreads
New Jersey Herald
“. … What we need to keep in mind is that humans can physically transmit the virus — which can stay on our clothes for up to 24 hours — so it is important to be careful about interacting with any unknown dogs,” said AVMA spokesperson Dr. Doug Aspros. “With proper education, we can do our best to minimize the spread. …”

Long Valley veterinarian explains symptoms of ‘canine flu’
Daily Record (N.J.)
. … The Daily Record spoke with two experts to better understand the disease, which is known clinically as canine influenza virus (CIV). The following is an interview with Russell Earl, a veterinarian at Long Valley Animal Hospital in the Long Valley section of Washington Township, and AVMA spokesperson Douglas Aspros. …

Undercover video sheds light on turkey slaughter
Los Angeles Times
. … At this very young age, virtually all injuries and deformities will lead to death, so an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) approved method of euthanasia is performed to stop further pain or long-term suffering,” said Yvonne Vizzier Thaxton, director of the Center for Food Animal Wellbeing at the University of Arkansas. …

New Law Allows Officers To Break Into Cars To Rescue Pets
CBS Seattle
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the temperature inside a vehicle can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit in 10 minutes. After an hour, the temperature inside a vehicle can be 40 degrees higher than the outside temperature. …

Hot car warnings for the high temperature weekend
KOBI-TV (Ore.)
. … Lyn’s son Bryce was nine-months-old, she thought he was with the babysitter, but he was in her car and he died and so far this year eight children have died in hot cars, on average, 37 die each year and the American Veterinary Medical Association says hundreds of pets die annually. …

Simple tool aims to save pets from danger, death in hot cars
KCPQ-TV (Wash.)
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, each year, hundreds of pets die from heat stroke or exhaustion because they are left in hot cars. …

Is Your Home Cat Friendly?
Denver Post
. … Get more cat-friendly home tips by listening to this podcast from the AVMA, which provides tips for cat owners on playing with your cat, feeding your cat, trimming your cat’s nails, and how to avoid problems such as scratching furniture and spraying. …

Animal shelter back open and welcoming volunteers
. … Pet Helpers on Folly Road on James Island closed on June 9th after a recently adopted puppy was diagnosed with parvovirus. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, the virus affects dogs’ gastrointestinal tracts and can be deadly. …

Local veterinarian reminds pet owners to keep animals safe during summer
WRGA Radio (Ga.)
. … For more information on what you can do to keep your pet happy, healthy and safe this summer, visit the American Veterinary Medical Association website at avma.org or talk with your local veterinarian. …

More accurate method for blood glucose testing
. … Their findings, reported in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, have already resulted in changes in practice at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital and may inspire an investigation into whether the same should hold true for human patients who rely on glucometers to monitor their blood glucose levels. …


One thought on “AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of June 21, 2015

  1. I can’t believe this even has to be a debate. She shot a poor innocent cat with a bow and arrow. She needs to be punished for this to the fullest. And never ever be allowed to care for animals