AVMA IN THE NEWS: Week of November 22, 2015

Published on December 01, 2015
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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, November 22 – Saturday, November 28
: 161
Daily Average: 23.0
2015 High Avg.: 105.3 (week of March 8)







Open Season Is Seen in Gene Editing of Animals
New York Times
. … But unlike a vast majority of their dairy brethren, these calves, both bulls, will never sprout horns. That means they will not need to undergo dehorning, routinely performed by farmers to prevent injuries and a procedure that the American Veterinary Medical Association says is “considered to be quite painful. …”

Making The World Safe FROM SUPERBUGS
Consumer Reports
“. … An important point that’s often missing in this discussion is that antibiotics are really needed to both ensure animal health and welfare as well as food safety,” says Christine Hoang, D.V.M., assistant director of animal and public health at the American Veterinary Medical Association. Hoang says that the industry is already phasing out use of antibiotics for growth promotion and that drugs used for disease prevention are necessary. …

How to keep your pets safe on Thanksgiving
Seattle Times
Overindulging in the family feast can be unhealthy for humans, but even worse for pets, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Fatty foods are hard for animals to digest. Poultry bones can damage your pet’s digestive tract. And holiday sweets can contain ingredients that are poisonous to pets.

Thanksgiving safety tips for pets
Denver Post
. … To make sure both you and your pets can enjoy this Thanksgiving Day, check out the following tips, provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association. …

Pit bull named Kiah will be one of a few of her kind to take a spot on a police force helping to fight crime
Albuquerque Journal
. … A study published more recently in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association concluded that only a small proportion, less than 20 percent, of breeds involved in attacks were correctly identified. …

Do not let this picture of insects inside a dog’s mouth freak you out
KFOR-TV (Okla.)
. … When the American Veterinary Medical Association saw the post, they decided to clear some things up. …

VETERINARY VIEWPOINTS: Disease precautions for hunters, dogs
Stillwater News Press (Okla.)
The American Veterinary Medical Association has published a general guide about diseases that hunters and their hunting dogs may encounter. Here is a brief summary of the highlights. Find more details at www.avma.org.

Sheriff's office warns of wild animals due to Distemper Virus
. … According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), canine distemper is a highly contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems of puppies and dogs. It is usually spread by the secretions from an infected animal’s cough or sneeze. …


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