AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of July 19, 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, July 19 – Saturday, July 25
: 58
Daily Average: 8.3
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)



Training can curb pooch’s passion for jumping on guests
Chicago Tribune
Veterinary behaviorists attending the 2015 Veterinary Behavior Symposium on July 10 in conjunction with the Convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association chimed in to answer your questions this week.

The most gruesome way to kill millions of chickens at once
Washington Post
. … Paul Shapiro, HSUS’s vice president, said that several other organizations, including the American Veterinary Medical Association, World Health Organization, and the USDA itself, don’t recommend killing chickens this way. …

Schenectady counting dogs and charging fees in census
. … In 2013, 1,500 dogs were accounted for. Then the city did its first census and now nearly double the number are licensed. The American Veterinary Medical Association estimates 15,000 dogs are in the city, that number solely based on Schenectady’s human population. …

Interested in pig farming? Our barn doors are open
Des Moines Register
. … The American Association of Swine Veterinarians and the American Veterinary Medical Association agree that individual stalls are indeed an acceptable housing option for sows. While no one system is perfect — each has its advantages and disadvantages — it should be left to farmers to decide what works best for them on their farms in consultation with their veterinarians and other experts. …

Seeking For Safety: Don’t take chance on leaving child or pet in car
Fayetteville Observer (N.C.)
. … Pets are even more vulnerable, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association website. A study found that if the air temperature is 70 degrees, it only takes 30 minutes for the temperature inside the vehicle to reach 89 degrees. …

NJ’s Good Samaritans need protection, legislator says
. … Even on simply a warm day the temperature inside of a vehicle can climb to 120 degrees, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Dog flu hits Warren County
The Journal-News (Ohio)
“. … In line with guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association, we have taken all appropriate and necessary cautions to prevent the spread of this virus, as we do for any potentially contagious illness. …”

How to avoid future dog bite tragedies
Asheville Citizen-Times (N.C.)
. … There are common occurrences in dog bite cases described in recent Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association research that could help us avoid future tragedies: …




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