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President's MESSAGE A New Year, A New President, A New Vision for America that pleases some and displeases others. All these things do affect our profession and our practices. Economic issues are central to our clients having the disposable income required to follow the recommendations they truly desire to, for the best care of their loved family member. We must also remember in these times when everything seems focused on the nation that politics are actually all local. In that more myopic vision, the FVMA encompassing the wonderfully diverse group of Florida veterinarians that we are, continue to work hard to make positive progress for our patients, our clients, and our staffs.

7207 Monetary Drive Orlando, Florida 32809 Phone – (407) 851‑3862 Toll Free – (800) 992‑3862 Fax – (407) 240‑3710 info@fvma.org | www.fvma.org

OFFICERS

Dr. Richard C. Sutliff President Dr. Alex M. Steverson President-Elect Dr. Donald H. Morgan Treasurer Dr. Richard M. Carpenter Past President Mr. Philip J. Hinkle Executive Director

DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES Dr. Scott Richardson District 1–Big Bend Dr. Julia Conway District 2–Northeast Dr. Marc A. Presnell District 3–Central Dr. Rachel Klemawesch District 4–Tampa Bay Dr. Susan M. Carastro District 5–Treasure Coast Dr. Marta P. Lista District 6–South Florida Dr. Mary Smart District 7–Southwest Dr. James M. Brechin District 8–Northwest Dr. Kelly J. Sloan-Wade District 9–Space Coast Dr. Ernest C. Godfrey AVMA Delegate Dr. Richard B. Williams AVMA Alternate Delegate Dr. Amanda House FAEP Representative to the FVMA Executive Board Ex Officio Dr. James W. Lloyd, Dean UF College of Veterinary Medicine

Our long-term goal of becoming more inclusive of our entire prac‑ tice workforce is coming to fruition and will be highlighted in 2017. The first Public Service Announcements will soon be up for internal review prior to being available for our members’ use. In addition to this exciting progress, planning for our world-class CE offerings is ahead of schedule and this year will be better that ever. The FVMA Executive Board has elected to look long term at a few fundamental practice issues that are central to our legislative efforts for this year’s session in Tallahassee. One FVMA focus is to firm up our Practice Act definitions in order to protect our patients and prepare for the proper implementation of improving technology for the future. As an association of highly-trained professionals, we must ensure our patients receive the correct and necessary care only from properly trained veterinarians. Another legislative focus is on the legal question surrounding non-economic damages available to pet owners in the case of the loss of a pet’s life. This question initially arose when the FVMA was requested to participate in a legal case appeal through the filing of an amicus brief. This has been filed and the case is waiting further adjudication. It was brought to our attention that this issue could also directly affect the entire population of our state. At its core, this issue affects not only individuals who provide health care for pets, but also any loss of a pet’s life due to a vehicular accident, a neighborhood intra dog aggression, canine vs feline aggression and other possible and equally sad scenarios. Our legislative intent would protect the general population from increases in risk that would lead to increased insur‑ ance costs borne by all. The possibility of non-economic damages, we must understand and educate others on, could lead homeowners insurance companies to be reluctant to insure any residence with a pet that could participate in a negative interaction with another pet. Auto policies would also have to be revised to ensure that coverages include provisions to indemnify against a horrible accident where a non-controlled pet is hit by a car, resulting in a fatality. Though we all treasure the pets that so enrich our lives, we cannot support legal outcomes that would prevent possible pet ownership. The FVMA is always active in supporting our profession. Many times the work goes unseen and unnoticed and maybe that is only proper. We continue to strive to prevent legal processes that would adversely affect the practice of veterinary medicine in our state, and ensure we do not fail in our mission. May we all celebrate a successful 2017 and continue to work together, strengthening this most hal‑ lowed profession. Respectfully,

Richard Sutliff, DVM

FVMA MISSION THE MISSION OF THE FLORIDA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION IS TO ADVANCE THE VETERINARY MEDICAL PROFESSION, PROMOTE ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, AND PROTECT PUBLIC HEALTH. 2  |  FVMA ADVOCATE


In Remembrance JOHN REDDOCH ATHEY, DVM Dr. John Reddoch Athey passed away on December 22, 2016, at his home in Flagler Beach, Florida. He was 69 years old. Dr. Athey operated a small animal practice in Central Florida for over 40 years, and provided veterinary services at the San‑ ford Zoo for several years. He adapted several surgical tech‑ niques that had been newly developed in human surgery for use in animal surgery, and he devoted his life to providing compas‑ sionate, quality care to all animals in his care. Dr. Athey attended Montgomery County High School and graduated at the top of his class from Auburn University School

of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Athey is survived by his wife, Denise Manzolillo of Flagler Beach; sons, Bryan Whitfield Athey of Altamonte Springs, Fla. and John Crispin Athey of Alexandria, Va.; and his grandson, Jacob Athey of Altamonte Springs, Florida. He is also survived by his mother, Mildred Athey of Grady, Fla.; sister, Anne Athey Payne of Montgomery, Ala.; and brothers, Thomas Whitfield Athey III of Brookesville, Md. and Charles Athey of Jacksonville, Florida.

BRUCE PUTCHAT, VMD Dr. Bruce S. Putchat, of Quakertown, Pa., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital, Quakertown. He was 74. A practicing veterinarian for close to 50 years, Dr. Bruce Putchat was the founder and spirit of Pleasant Valley Animal Hospital. He was a graduate of both the Pennsylvania State University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veteri‑ nary Medicine, a past president of the Lehigh Valley Veterinary Medical Association, and a board member of the Lehigh Valley Humane Society. Dr. Putchat’s lifelong commitment and love of all animals

could be seen and felt through his excite‑ ment, dedication and trailblazing impact on the veterinary community. He was the husband of the late Caryl (Dolinger) Putchat, and is survived by his sons, Craig G. Putchat and wife Jane of Helena, Mont; Douglas J. Putchat and wife Caryn of White Hall, Md; Matthew W. Putchat and wife Vanessa of Quakertown, Pa; Grandchil‑ dren, Jacquelyn, Sylvia, Marlye, and Colby.

JOHN W. SLAUGHTER, DVM Dr. John William Slaughter, 71 of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed away January 25th, 2017. Dr. Slaughter was born in Auburn, Ala. and was raised in Tuskegee. From a young age, Dr. Slaugh‑ ter developed a passion for sci‑ ence and overcame dyslexia to become a veterinarian, his profession to which he devoted 38 years. In St. Petersburg he worked at Noah’s Place Animal Hospital from its founding until 2006. After that he worked at Ruskin Animal Hospital until his retirement in 2014. Dr. Slaughter studied to become a veterinarian at the

Tuskegee Institute, and also obtained a master’s degree in Fish Health from Auburn University. For many years he worked with Segrest Farms of Gibsonton, Florida. When Dr. Slaughter wasn’t working with animals, he was working on antique cars and he drove his favorite car on the day he died. He loved animals and people and was never hap‑ pier than with a challenging case. Several people have pursued a DVM at his encouragement and he loved sharing his hard-won knowledge. He always had a story to tell and a smile for every‑ one. He will be missed by all who knew him. Dr. Slaughter is survived by his wife of 27 years, Emily; daughters Capote, Cyrile, and Emily; sons Courtland and Jon; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In This Issue 4 | Member Spotlights 6 | Screwworm Update 8 | 10th Annual Harvey Rubin Food Animal 12 | FDA Bans Powdered Gloves 14 | 88th FVMA Annual Conference

23 | Membership & Privileges 24 | Membership Renewal & Recruitment Campaign 26 | Practice Pulse 28 | New Department Approved for UF CVM 30 | Classified Advertisements


MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS AAEP HONORS DR. DENNIS E. BROOKS The American Association of Equine Practitioners honored Dr. Dennis E. Brooks, DVM, PhD, DACVO, with an award for his service as an educator during its 62nd Annual Convention in Orlando, Fla., held Dec. 3-7, 2016. Dr. Brooks (Illinois ’80), a practitioner known for his contributions to equine ophthalmology, received the Distinguished Educator (Academic) Award. In a distinguished career, Dr. Brooks trained 31 equine ophthalmology residents, educated more than 3,400 veterinary students, and mentored 76 visiting veterinarians at the University of Florida. Dr. Brooks completed his ophthalmology residency in 1984 at the University of Florida, where he also earned his doctorate in 1987. He joined the university as an associate professor and ophthalmology service chief in 1990, and achieved full profes-

sor status in 1998. He retired professor emeritus from the University of Florida in 2015. In 2016, he established an equine ophthalmology consulting firm with special interest in medical and surDR. DENNIS E. BROOKS gical therapy of eye diseases of the horse, BrooksEyes LLC. Dr. Brooks is a founding member of the International Equine Ophthalmology Consortium and served as its president from 2011-2012.

DR. PAUL GIBBS RECEIVES

POINEERS IN VIROLOGY AWARD At its 59th meeting held in Greensboro, North Carolina last October, the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians awarded its Pioneers in Virology Award to University of Florida Professor Emeritus, Dr. Paul Gibbs, BVSc, PhD, FRCVS. Dr. Gibbs was DR. PAUL GIBBS awarded for the second time for his contributions to diagnostic virology. He was also the recipient of this award in 2015. Dr. Gibbs graduated from the University of Bristol School of

Veterinary Science in England in 1967. He is professor emeritus of virology in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. During his tenure, Dr. Gibbs has served as associate dean for students and instruction at the veterinary college and directed the university’s International Center. Early in his career, he was a principal veterinary research officer at the Pirbright Institute in England. Dr. Gibbs’ professional focus is One World: One Health with a focus on the control and prevention of emerging and foreign animal diseases of viral etiology, including those of zoonotic importance, through research, policy development, and emergency response training.

DR. JULIE K. LEVY CERTIFIES AS DIPLOMATE,

AMERICAN BOARD OF VETERINARY PRACTITIONERS The American Board of Veterinary Practitioners welcomed Dr. Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Small Animal), as Diplomate, Shelter Medicine Practice, following the board certification examination which was held Oct. 5-6, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Levy is Maddie’s Professor of Shelter Medicine in the Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Her research interests include shelter medicine, humane alternatives for cat population control, feline infectious diseases, immunocontraception, and animal welfare. She is the founder of two university-based feral cat spay/neuter programs that have sterilized more than 20,000 cats since 1997. The programs are the basis for research on a variety of feral cat issues. Dr. Levy certified Diplomate, American College of Veteri4  |  FVMA ADVOCATE

nary Internal Medicine (Small Animal) in 1993, and received her PhD in immunology from North Carolina State University in 1997. She has published more than 100 journal articles and textbook chapters, many focusing on community cat issues. A recipient of many awards and honors during the course of her career, Dr. Levy DR. JULIE K. LEVY was honored in 2011 by the FVMA with the Association’s Community Service Award.


UPDATING THE SCREWWORM PICTURE IN FLORIDA The last reported positive sample of screwworm infestation, from a deer on Munson Island, was confirmed on January 10th of this year. This confirmation followed the announcement that screwworm was confirmed in a dog from Homestead, Fla., on January 5th. This infestation which began in Key deer in the Florida Keys is the first such occurrence of screwworm in Florida in thirty-five years. Since the first positive sample of New World Screwworm was confirmed in September, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services have been working aggressively to eradicate the New World screwworm, and they encourage anyone who suspects the presence of screwworm to report their suspicions immediately. Reports may be made by calling 1-800-HELP-FLA or by visiting the below website where photos can be uploaded for review by subject matter experts, www.FreshFromFlorida.com/screwworm

Life cycle of the New World Screwworm. (Photo credit: Georgia Department of Agriculture)

CONFIRMED SCREWWORM INCIDENCE USDA, National Veterinary Services Laboratories, in Ames, Iowa has confirmed sixteen cases of screwworm since infesta‑ tion was first detected. The information on detections will now also be available at FreshFromFlorida.com/screwworm. • Positive sample #1 collected from a Key deer on Big Pine Key 9/29/16. Confirmed 9/30/16. • Positive sample #2 collected from dog on No Name Key 9/19/16. Confirmed 10/6/16. • Positive sample #3 collected from a pig euthanized on Big Pine Key 10/12/16. • Positive sample #4 collected from a cat on Big Pine Key, Confirmed on 10/19/16. • Positive sample #5 collected from a cat on Big Pine Key, Confirmed on 10/25/16. • Positive sample #6 collected from a Key deer on No Name Key, Confirmed on 10/25/16. • Positive sample #7 collected from a Key deer on Munson Island, Confirmed on 10/27/16. • Positive sample #8 collected from a Key deer on Middle Torch Key, Confirmed on 11/04/16. • Positive sample #9 collected from a dog on Ramrod Key, Confirmed on 11/08/16. • Positive sample #10 collected from a Key deer on Sugar‑ loaf Key, Confirmed on 11/08/16. • Positive sample #11 collected from a raccoon on Big Pine Key, Confirmed on 11/18/16. • Positive sample #12 collected from a Key deer on Big Pine Key, Confirmed on 11/25/16. 6  |  FVMA ADVOCATE

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Positive Sample #13 collected from a Key deer on No Name Key, Confirmed on 11/25/16. Positive Sample #14 collected from a Key deer on Munson Island, Confirmed on 12/13/16. Positive Sample #15 collected from a Key deer on Munson Island, Confirmed on 01/05/17. Positive Sample #16 collected from a stray dog in Homestead, FL. Confirmed on 01/06/17. The dog has been treated and is in good health. Positive Sample #17 collected from a Key deer on Munson Island, Confirmed on 01/10/17.

REPORT SUSPECTED CASES/QUESTIONS •

To report a sick or injured Key deer including a suspected screwworm infestation, call 1-888-404-FWCC (3922) ext. 7 or 1-305-470-6863 ext. 7.

Residents and visitors who have warm-blooded animals (pets, livestock, etc.) should watch their animals carefully. See a veterinarian if there are any signs of illness, and report any potential cases of screwworm to 1-800-HELP-FLA (1800-435-7352) or non-Florida residents should call 1-850-410-3800.

Questions or concerns regarding the New World Screwworm infestation, please contact The Florida Department of Ag‑ riculture and Consumer Services at 1-800-HELP-FLA (1-800-435-7352) or, for non-Florida residents, 1-850-4103800.


sites on twelve islands, the city of Marathon and in the Homestead area.

Don’t take screwworm home with you! Visiting the Keys? The screwworm fly can spread by transportation inside vehicles. On your trip home check your car for flies and remove

3. FDACS established an animal health check point at mile marker 106. Travelers moving north with pets, small animals or livestock must stop to get a free check for signs of screw‑ worm. Early detection is key, and this disease can be treated. 4. To date, 12,994 animals have been checked at the health check point- 12,013 dogs, 551 cats, 207 chickens, 1 other poultry, 92 parrots, 16 parakeets, 1 peafowl, 55 horses, 8 sea snails, 7 rabbits, 3 raccoons, 1 snake, 1 ape, 4 rodents, 1 opossum, 4 swine, 4 goats, 6 sheep, 2 llamas, 2 camels, 3 ferrets, 3 lizards, 1 hedgehog, 6 crabs, and 2 sugar gliders have had health checks completed at the check point with no signs of screwworm.

them before driving home.

5. In partnership with USDA, FDACS is working on enhanced surveillance in order to determine the spread of the New World Screwworm pest. TRADE RESTRICTIONS Utah: A permit is required for movement of livestock and pets from Monroe County, Florida into Utah http://ag.utah.gov/home/ news/631-new-world-screwworm-travel-restrictions.html

Screwworm larvae (Photo credit: FreshfromFlorida.com)

Georgia: No permit is required. All animals leaving the Screwworm Quarantined Area in the Florida Keys and traveling to Georgia will be required to: a. Obtain a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection CVI or Health Certificate) b. Provide the following veterinary statement on the CVI: “The animals listed on this Certificate of Veterinary Inspection have been examined by me and found to be free of Screwworm” For more information, please visit the Georgia Department of Agriculture website at: http://agr.georgia.gov/animal-health.aspx

Adult Screwworm (Photo credit: FreshfromFlorida.com)

ERADICATION PROGRAM REPORT 1. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services has been working with wildlife veterinarians to evaluate and select treatments to prevent healthy Key deer from becoming infested by screw‑ worm, and to treat deer in the early stages of infestation. Deer are being marked with non-toxic paint to identify those who have been treated and treatments will continue until screwworm infestations have subsided. For more in‑ formation, please call (305) 470-6863, option 7. 2. The release of sterile flies includes the following Keys: Big Pine Key, Big Torch Key, City of Marathon, Middle Torch Key, Little Torch Key, Cudjoe Key, Ramrod Key, No Name Key, Little Pine Key, Sugarloaf Key, and Summerland Key. Following the confirmation of a positive screwworm sample from a stray dog in Homestead, Fla., fly releases began in the Homestead area as a precautionary measure on January 13, 2017. To date, fly assessments have been conducted on 40 Keys and in the Homestead, Fla. area. USDA has released over 112 million sterile flies from 34 ground release WWW.FVMA.ORG |

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Following is a list of U.S. origin commodities and destination countries with import restrictions when screwworm is present in the United States. These restrictions were in place prior to screwworm infestation and are country-specific export veteri‑ nary health certificates. Breeding Cattle - Lebanon Dairy Cattle – Jordan Sheep/Goats – Cuba USDA has already reached out to the countries that the United States trades with to communicate that the infestation is small, and we have implemented an aggressive eradication program. With this outreach, USDA has sought waivers to allow trade to continue.

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 15 CEU Credits  $150 Pre-registration (Includes 2 Lunches and Steak Supper)  FREE for CVM Students (Pre-registration is required)  $175 On-site Registration (No Meal Tickets Guaranteed) The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Animal Industry; pharmaceutical and animal food industry partners, and the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, invite you to attend the Tenth Annual Dr. Harvey Rubin Memorial Food Animal Veterinary Medical Conference. Our program provides 15 hours of continuing education obtained through quality food animal informational lectures presented by specialists in the field of food animal veterinary medicine. We invite you to enjoy the steak dinner Saturday evening that also features native Southern foods, compliments of our industry partners. Without their support, we could not bring you this high-quality continuing education program. To register, call the FVMA toll free at (800) 992-3862 or visit the FVMA website at www.fvma.org. Onsite registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 25 at the Osceola County Extension Building, Kissimmee, Florida.

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SCHEDULE AT-A-GLANCE

Registration Desk Hours

Saturday, March 25, 2017 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m

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Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. Introductions Welcome – Dr. Lisa Conti, FDACS 10:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Antibiotic Resistance & Barnyard Immunology Dr. Marc Caldwell, UT-CVM 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch FVMA Welcome – Dr. Richard Sutliff, FVMA President UF CVM Update – Dean Dr. Jim Lloyd , UF CVM 1:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Veterinary Toxicology and Blue Green Algae Dr. Steve Ensley – ISU-CVM 20-Minute Break 3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Chain of Custody & Feed Analysis – Toxic Event Investigations Dr. Reddy Bommineni, FDACS, DAI Eric Sespico – FDACS, AES 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. FDACS/BADDL Update and BVD Prevalence Study Dr. Michael Short, FDACS, DAI Dr. Reddy Bommineni, FDACS, DAI 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Social Hour and Hotel Check-In 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Steak Supper Served at FCA Headquarters 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. New World Screwworm – Review and Reminder

EVENT LOCATIONS Osceola County Extension Building (next to the Silver Spurs Arena) 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane Kissimmee, FL 34744 Florida Cattlemen’s Association 800 Shakerag Road Kissimmee, FL 34744 (Saturday’s Social Hour, Dinner, Cases & Roundtable Events)

Cattle Fever Ticks – Warning and What If

Dr. Diane Kitchen – FDACS, DAI Dr. Dee Ellis - TAMU

Sunday, March 26, 2017 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. –9:00 a.m.

Coffee and Socializing Introduction of the Texas A&M “mCVI” Mobile Application for Health Certificate Issuance

Dr. Dee Ellis, AgConnect, TAMU 9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. VFD application option Phil Lawler, GVL

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. USDA Update – TB/BR/VS/PRV Updates Dr. Cris Young & Dr. Richard Austin, USDA-VS 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Compliance & Violation Issues for Accredited Veterinarians Dr. Diane Kitchen, FDACS, DAI 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Micro-Mineral Analysis and Herd Evaluation Dr. Steve Ensley, ISU-CVM 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch FDACS Update – Dr. Michael Short, FDACS, DAI 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Accreditation Module #3 – Overview of Foreign

Sponsors

Animal, Program, and Reportable Diseases

Dr. Cris Young, USDA-VS

Accreditation Module #29 – Veterinary Feed Directive Dr. Richard Austin, USDA Additional Support Provided by

Preliminary Program Subject to Change

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FDA BANS POWDERED GLOVES FOR USE IN VETERINARY MEDICINE The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of all powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove, effective January 18, 2017. The FDA banned these products in a Rule made on December 19, 2016. In placing the ban, the FDA said that the agency had found that pow‑ dered gloves presented an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury, and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. Powdered gloves have been banned from use in both veterinary medi‑ cine and human medicine. As the ban went into effect on January 18, they were also expected to be removed from the market as of that date. According to the FDA, the rule would not impact veterinarians who already used non-powdered disposable gloves; and as analysts had pro‑ jected the share of powdered disposable medical gloves sales to decrease to only 2 percent in 2015, there was not an expectation that many medical providers were likely to feel an effect from the rule. For veterinarians who did use powdered gloves and were left with unusable inventory, FDA’s economic analysis indicated the cost of non-powdered gloves being similar to the banned powdered variety. Additionally, there’s at least one manufacturer who offers replacement of unexpired powdered gloves with non-powdered alternatives, and veterinarians are encouraged to check with their distributor or manufacturer. The FDA recommends that unused stocks of powdered gloves be thrown away as one would dispose of any typical solid waste. The FDA Rule may be accessed online, or members may contact Michael J. Ryan, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, at (301) 796-6283, or by email: michael.ryan@fda.hhs.gov for further information.

CAUTION: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. Description: NEXGARD™ (afoxolaner) is available in four sizes of beef-flavored, soft chewables for oral administration to dogs and puppies according to their weight. Each chewable is formulated to provide a minimum afoxolaner dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). Afoxolaner has the chemical composition 1-Naphthalenecarboxamide, 4-[5[3-chloro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-phenyl]-4, 5-dihydro-5-(trifluoromethyl)-3-isoxazolyl]-N[2-oxo-2-[(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)amino]ethyl. Indications: NEXGARD kills adult fleas and is indicated for the treatment and prevention of flea infestations (Ctenocephalides felis), and the treatment and control of Black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), American Dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis), and Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum) infestations in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older, weighing 4 pounds of body weight or greater, for one month. Dosage and Administration: NEXGARD is given orally once a month, at the minimum dosage of 1.14 mg/lb (2.5 mg/kg). Dosing Schedule: Body Weight 4.0 to 10.0 lbs. 10.1 to 24.0 lbs. 24.1 to 60.0 lbs. 60.1 to 121.0 lbs. Over 121.0 lbs.

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Precautions: The safe use of NEXGARD in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures (see Adverse Reactions). Adverse Reactions: In a well-controlled US field study, which included a total of 333 households and 615 treated dogs (415 administered afoxolaner; 200 administered active control), no serious adverse reactions were observed with NEXGARD. Over the 90-day study period, all observations of potential adverse reactions were recorded. The most frequent reactions reported at an incidence of > 1% within any of the three months of observations are presented in the following table. The most frequently reported adverse reaction was vomiting. The occurrence of vomiting was generally self-limiting and of short duration and tended to decrease with subsequent doses in both groups. Five treated dogs experienced anorexia during the study, and two of those dogs experienced anorexia with the first dose but not subsequent doses. Table 1: Dogs With Adverse Reactions. Treatment Group Afoxolaner

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NEXGARD can be administered with or without food. Care should be taken that the dog consumes the complete dose, and treated animals should be observed for a few minutes to ensure that part of the dose is not lost or refused. If it is suspected that any of the dose has been lost or if vomiting occurs within two hours of administration, redose with another full dose. If a dose is missed, administer NEXGARD and resume a monthly dosing schedule. Flea Treatment and Prevention: Treatment with NEXGARD may begin at any time of the year. In areas where fleas are common year-round, monthly treatment with NEXGARD should continue the entire year without interruption. To minimize the likelihood of flea reinfestation, it is important to treat all animals within a household with an approved flea control product. Tick Treatment and Control: Treatment with NEXGARD may begin at any time of the year (see Effectiveness). Contraindications: There are no known contraindications for the use of NEXGARD. Warnings: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of the reach of children. In case of accidental ingestion, contact a physician immediately.

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Number of dogs in the afoxolaner treatment group with the identified abnormality. Number of dogs in the control group with the identified abnormality. In the US field study, one dog with a history of seizures experienced a seizure on the same day after receiving the first dose and on the same day after receiving the second dose of NEXGARD. This dog experienced a third seizure one week after receiving the third dose. The dog remained enrolled and completed the study. Another dog with a history of seizures had a seizure 19 days after the third dose of NEXGARD. The dog remained enrolled and completed the study. A third dog with a history of seizures received NEXGARD and experienced no seizures throughout the study. To report suspected adverse events, for technical assistance or to obtain a copy of the MSDS, contact Merial at 1-888-637-4251 or www.merial.com/ nexgard. For additional information about adverse drug experience reporting for animal drugs, contact FDA at 1-888-FDA-VETS or online at http://www.fda.gov/ AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth. Mode of Action: Afoxolaner is a member of the isoxazoline family, shown to bind at a binding site to inhibit insect and acarine ligand-gated chloride channels, in particular those gated by the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), thereby blocking pre- and post-synaptic transfer of chloride ions across cell membranes. Prolonged afoxolaner-induced hyperexcitation results in uncontrolled activity of the central nervous system and death of insects and acarines. The selective toxicity of afoxolaner between insects and acarines and mammals may be inferred by the differential sensitivity of the insects and acarines’ GABA receptors versus mammalian GABA receptors. 1 2

Effectiveness: In a well-controlled laboratory study, NEXGARD began to kill fleas four hours after initial administration and demonstrated >99% effectiveness at eight hours. In a separate well-controlled laboratory study, NEXGARD demonstrated 100% effectiveness against adult fleas 24 hours post-infestation for 35 days, and was ≥ 93% effective at 12 hours post-infestation through Day 21, and on Day 35. On Day 28, NEXGARD was 81.1% effective 12 hours post-infestation. Dogs in both the treated and control groups that were infested with fleas on Day -1 generated flea eggs at 12- and 24-hours post-treatment (0-11 eggs and 1-17 eggs in the NEXGARD treated dogs, and 4-90 eggs and 0-118 eggs in the control dogs, at 12- and 24hours, respectively). At subsequent evaluations post-infestation, fleas from dogs in the treated group were essentially unable to produce any eggs (0-1 eggs) while fleas from dogs in the control group continued to produce eggs (1-141 eggs). In a 90-day US field study conducted in households with existing flea infestations of varying severity, the effectiveness of NEXGARD against fleas on the Day 30, 60 and 90 visits compared with baseline was 98.0%, 99.7%, and 99.9%, respectively. Collectively, the data from the three studies (two laboratory and one field) demonstrate that NEXGARD kills fleas before they can lay eggs, thus preventing subsequent flea infestations after the start of treatment of existing flea infestations. In well-controlled laboratory studies, NEXGARD demonstrated >94% effectiveness against Dermacentor variabilis and Ixodes scapularis, 48 hours post-infestation, and against Amblyomma americanum 72 hours post-infestation, for 30 days. Animal Safety: In a margin of safety study, NEXGARD was administered orally to 8- to 9-week-old Beagle puppies at 1, 3, and 5 times the maximum exposure dose (6.3 mg/kg) for three treatments every 28 days, followed by three treatments every 14 days, for a total of six treatments. Dogs in the control group were sham-dosed. There were no clinically-relevant effects related to treatment on physical examination, body weight, food consumption, clinical pathology (hematology, clinical chemistries, or coagulation tests), gross pathology, histopathology or organ weights. Vomiting occurred throughout the study, with a similar incidence in the treated and control groups, including one dog in the 5x group that vomited four hours after treatment. In a well-controlled field study, NEXGARD was used concomitantly with other medications, such as vaccines, anthelmintics, antibiotics (including topicals), steroids, NSAIDS, anesthetics, and antihistamines. No adverse reactions were observed from the concomitant use of NEXGARD with other medications. Storage Information: Store at or below 30°C (86°F) with excursions permitted up to 40°C (104°F). How Supplied: NEXGARD is available in four sizes of beef-flavored soft chewables: 11.3, 28.3, 68 or 136 mg afoxolaner. Each chewable size is available in color-coded packages of 1, 3 or 6 beef-flavored chewables. NADA 141-406, Approved by FDA Marketed by: Frontline Vet Labs™, a Division of Merial Limited. Duluth, GA 30096-4640 USA Made in Brazil. 1050-4493-02 Rev. 4/2014

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As the FVMA Membership and Certification Department continues to spearhead the gargantuan, yearly task of membership renewals and recruitment processing for veterinarian members of the Association, the projection is that more than 4,000 veterinarian members from across Florida and beyond would have signed up and be eligible for participation in the FVMA Recruitment and Retention Campaign carried on each year in collaboration with six valued industry partners. The effort employed in processing memberships during this time each year is intense; but a welcome exercise which assures staff of the value of FVMA’s service to veterinarians. Membership in FVMA Means – more than just belonging to the group Criteria for Veterinarian Membership FVMA veterinarian membership is renewable at the beginning of each year. Active members of the FVMA are graduates of an AVMA-accredited college of veterinary medicine or graduates who have met the requirements of the Educational Commission of Foreign Veterinary Graduates (ECFVG). FVMA membership provides valuable advantages to practicing Florida veterinarians and business owners. The Association provides services which defend the veterinary profession, animal health and well-being, and protect public health, as well as add to the professional development and sustainability of its members. Benefits of belonging to the FVMA include: ▶ The Association’s aggressive and unswerving defense of the veterinary profession and the livelihood of its members though the work of its Legislative Committee. The committee monitors proposed legislation that could affect the profession, and maintains a statewide network of legislative key contacts and political action teams whose vigilance and efforts enable successful initiatives and interventions on behalf of veterinarians and the profession. ▶ FVMA is aggressive in countering proposed changes to the Veterinary Practice Act and related statutes and rules that would adversely affect the conditions under which veterinarians earn their livelihoods. Toward this end, the FVMA participates in all quarterly meetings of the Board of Veterinary Medicine. ▶ FVMA provides affordable annual continuing education offerings for the small animal veterinarian at the FVMA Annual Conference and Gulf-Atlantic Veterinary Conference, and for large animal practitioners, the Annual Ocala Equine Conference, Annual Promoting Excellence Symposium, the Equine Foot Symposium and the Harvey Rubin Memorial WWW.FVMA.ORG |

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Food Animal Veterinary Medical Conference. The CE conferences also afford practitioners valuable networking opportunities with colleagues, and industry representatives who service the veterinary profession. ▶ FVMA administrates a statewide certification program for veterinary technicians, and veterinary assistants and offers web-based CE courses. It also provides full support to veterinary technology training programs in the state and offers targeted continuing education to boost the skills and professionalism of veterinary team members. ▶ Numerous Member Support Programs that save money for both the practice owner and the associate, including lower-cost credit card processing services, animal health products and services, and no-interest client payment plans. A full listing of available programs may be viewed on FVMA’s website, www.fvma.org. ▶ Free subscription to FVMA news magazines, and alerts and information sharing on issues affecting veterinary medicine through fax broadcasts, emails, and other online channels. ▶ The FVMA Helpline at (800) 992-3862 which is available to answer members' questions daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Membership Categories:  Regular Member  State/Federal Member  Retired Member  Part-Time Employed Member  Non-Resident Member

Please call the

FVMA at (800) 992-3862

for further information. Joining the FVMA or renewing your membership can also be easily done online by logging on to www.FVMA.org, and looking for “Membership” on the main menu.

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Extends Its Thanks

THE FVMA FOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF INDUSTRY PARTNERS WHO HAVE PROVIDED INVALUABLE SUPPORT TO ITS 2017 MEMBERSHIP RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CAMPAIGN.

The FVMA Membership Recruitment and Retention Campaign is a program carried out in partnership with companies in the veterinary industry in its expanded outreach to veterinarians in the State of Florida. The 2016 campaign got underway with the mail-out of membership notices to Florida licensed veterinarians in December, and will run through April 30, 2017. Companies partnering in the 2017 campaign are contributing free products and services to FVMA members with a wholesale value exceeding SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($600.000). A big thank you from the FVMA to our 2017 partners,

Members more than

Renewing

members

Elanco, Merial, Roadrunner Pharmacy, Virbac, World Precision Instruments, and Zoetis, for their invaluable support. Partnering companies recognize the importance of organized veterinary medicine in Florida; and as a way of saying thanks to members for supporting the FVMA they have graciously agreed to provide products and services in support of the FVMA Membership Recruitment and Retention Campaign.

joining this year receive

$300.00 in free products. receive $211.00 in free products.

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2017.

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NEW AND RENEWING MEMBERS

TO RECEIVE FREE PRODUCTS WITH A WHOLESALE VALUE OF $600,000

More than

Zoetis Zoetis is providing every New and Renewing Regular, Part-Time Employed, and Recent Graduate Member with Simparcia (sarolaner) Chewable Tablets. (Wholesale value – $111.00; total wholesale value - $255,300.00)

Merial (a Boehringer Ingelheim Company) Merial’s sponsorship of the program provides New Regular, Part-Time Employed, and Recent Graduate Members who sign on by April 30, 2017, with one (1) free 6-pack of NexGardTM and one (1) free 12-pack of Heartgard® Plus. (Wholesale value – $120.00; total wholesale value – $60,000)

Elanco

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Elanco Companion Animal Health is providing every New Regular, Part-Time Employed, and Recent Graduate Member who joins membership with the FVMA by April 30, 2017, their choice of one FREE 6-pack of one of the parasite preventive products, Trifexis or Interceptor Plus. (Wholesale value – $75.00; total wholesale value – $37,500.00)

Roadrunner Pharmacy

Roadrunner Pharmacy has contributed a voucher valued at fifty dollars ($50) for New & Renewing Regular, Part-Time Employed and Recent Graduate Members for the purchase of one (1) in-clinic compounded medication from the following products: (Wholesale value – $50.00; total wholesale value – $115,000) • PD (Periodontal) Gel 3-pack • Enrofloxacin 204 mg #50 Flex Tabs • Bute (Phenylbutazone) Biscuits 1 g #48 • Clindamycin 50 mg #50 Flex Tabs • Doxycycline 300 mg #50 Flex Tabs • Metronidazole 25 mg or 50 mg #100 Tablet • Ketoconazole 100 mg #65 Flex Tabs • Prednisolone 2.5 mg or 5 mg #100 Mini Melt

World Precision Instruments

World Precision Instruments has contributed for each New and Renewing Member who sign up by April 30, 2017, $50.00 toward a new surgical equipment order. (Total wholesale value - $115,000.00)

Virbac Animal Health

Virbac’s contribution enables the FVMA to offer New Regular, Part-Time Employed, and Recent Graduate Members the choice of one free 6-pack of Sentinel Flavor Tabs or Sentinel Spectrum. (Wholesale value – $45.00; total wholesale value $22,500.00)

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PRACTICE GOT A QUESTION? THE FVMA CAN HELP. One of the benefits of membership in the FVMA is our Helpline, (800) 992-3862, available to members daily, Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Our Helpline also provides insight to the FVMA staff, of the challenges and concerns of our members. In this feature we will highlight topics from the questions we received in preceding weeks, in an effort to keep our members up-to-date on current concerns as well as regulatory and legislative changes.

QUESTION:

We want to advertise that we can administer chemotherapy at our practice. Is there a special license that we need? Is there any special safety equipment that is required? A: Contrary to popular belief, there are no uniform federally mandated laws/regulations pertaining to chemotherapy safety. Nonetheless, excellent recommendations are available from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA.) Both these agencies have both published guidelines and recommendations pertaining to chemotherapy safety and is considered ‘must read’ information prior to establishing a chemotherapy treatment program. The only regulations existing pertaining to chemotherapy is for the safe disposal of chemotherapeutic agents as published by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Additionally, state and local municipalities often have specific regulations regarding the disposal of hazardous medical waste/chemotherapy. A good resource to find out about local regulations for disposal is to contact your medical waste contractor.

QUESTION:

We have a somewhat newly graduated veterinarian who is working as relief for us but she is also trying to get work with other clinics. Does she need a different DEA number for each clinic she works with or does she have one number that covers her wherever she works? A: Both the practitioner and the location where drugs are being dispensed must be enrolled and approved by the DEA. According to the DEA website www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drugreg/faq.htm, a separate DEA registration is required for each principal place of business or professional practice where controlled substances are stored, administered, or dispensed by a person. A veterinarian practicing at more than one location must register each such location.

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The DEA has historically provided an exception that a practitioner who is registered at one location, but also practices at other locations, is not required to register separately for any other location at which controlled substances are only prescribed. In addition, a practitioner who uses or dispenses controlled substances as an agency of a veterinarian who is registered at each location does not need to obtain a separate DEA registration. However, if the practitioner maintains supplies of controlled substances, administers, or directly dispenses controlled substances at the separate location, the practitioner must obtain a separate DEA registration for that location. The exception applies only to a secondary location within the same state in which the practitioner maintains his/her registration. In the case you presented, the newly graduated veterinarian is working as relief for a clinic, but is also trying to get work with other clinics. The question is whether or not she needs a different DEA number for each clinic she works with, or will that one number cover her wherever she works. The answer is if she is working as an agent of a veterinarian who is registered at a different location, then she does not need to obtain a separate DEA registration. If, however, she will not be working as an agent of a veterinarian registered at the different location and will maintain the supplies of controlled substances, administer, or directly dispense controlled substances at the separate location, she will either have to modify her DEA registration to add the secondary location or obtain a new DEA registration for that other location. If she wishes to modify her Drug Enforcement Administration Registration, she should let her local DEA office know ahead of time so appropriate registration changes can be made. Information concerning the DEA registration process can also be obtained by contacting the Registration Call Center at (800) 882-9539.


QUESTION:

I recently heard that a client that receives a discounted service can return within 72 hours for a full refund of their money. We typically offer a discount on dental services during the month of February; would this mean that a client could come in 3 days later and get a full refund of the dental cleaning? We typically put the discount on our sign up front and send out e-mails to promote the offer. I heard that discounted services cannot be advertised and was wondering if this is correct? If so, is there any way to promote the services while minimizing the likelihood of people taking advantage of this. How would this affect packaged services? We are considering offering packaged services where a client pays for the examination and wellness blood work for the pet and then receives free immunizations for their pet. Does this mean that a client could come in 72 hours later and receive money for something that they received for free? A: Yes, when a veterinarian advertises services for a free, discounted or reduced rate, you must include a statutory notice to your clients that they can refuse to pay, cancel payment or request a refund within 72 hours. The statutory provision is contained in Section 455.24, Florida Statutes, and applies directly to veterinarians licensed under Chapter 474, Florida Statutes. This provision was put in place in an effort to combat the perceived problem of what we have termed the "bait and switch" vets. In other words, it is intended to ensure that when an individual is enticed with free or reduced fee services that they are not later coerced or forced to pay for additional services under the guise of necessary treatment. It is unfortunate that the statute does affect practitioners simply trying to offer a good deal to their clients. We can offer this general remedy for the problem. First, the statute only applies if you are advertising these services. Simply providing the services at a discount or reduced rate does not require notice to the client. In addition, if you simply advertise that you are providing pet services at a particular price and do not otherwise advertise them as a “discounted” “reduced” or “free service” rate, then you do not run afoul of the statute. However, the minute you place

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an advertisement that states that services are offered for free or at a discount or reduced rate, then you must include the Notice. This is simply the cost or drawback to advertising in this manner. We know the above is slightly confusing so a brief example would be prudent. If you were to send out your advertisement and it simply provides that your fees for teeth cleaning are $200.00 and examinations are $10.00 then you do not have to include the Notice. If you put in your advertisement that you are offering teeth cleaning at $50.00 off the normal price and examinations are normally $10.00 but will be free this week then you would have to include the notice. It is a fine distinction but one that is important to maintain. It is important to also remember that while we may or may not agree with the advisability of a particular piece of legislation or the affect it has on our profession...we must always strive to maintain compliance for the safety of our veterinarians and their practices.

END NOTE: The ultimate responsibility in the

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NEW DEPARTMENT APPROVED FOR UF CVM Plans for the creation of a new department of compara‑ tive, diagnostic and population medicine at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UF CVM) will proceed, after receiving approval of the University of Flor‑ ida Faculty Senate in January. The new department is the first significant organizational change for the college in 22 years. The new department will be the college’s fifth. Along with this new development, the department of infectious diseases and pathology will undergo a name change, and will now be the department of infectious disease and immunology. College Dean, James W. Lloyd, DVM, points out the changes reflect growth and evolution of UF CVM. UF CVM says it is expected that some faculty who were in other departments of the college will now be aligned with the new. “Although the motivations and justifications for these changes are many and complex, the short story is that we will now be better positioned to pursue constantly emerg‑ ing opportunities and respond to ever-changing societal needs,” Dr. Lloyd says. In the past three years, UF CVM has experienced growth of almost 20 percent in its faculty. A release from the col‑ lege says notable increases have been seen in the number of clinical track faculty having major assignments in teach‑ ing and clinical service activities in the two clinical depart‑ ments (large animal clinical sciences and small animal clinical sciences). Other factors which have influenced the organizational change, the college explains further, include: Increased interdisciplinary interests at the faculty level: The college now has more faculty with primary interests in and/or major assignments in clinical diagnostic ser‑ vices, comparative animal medicine, diagnostic research, population medicine and ecosystem health. Together, these disciplines align closely with the concept of One Health, a term that may be defined loosely as the collaborative and multi-disciplinary approaches for optimizing the health for people, animals and the environment. A new department of comparative, diagnostic and popu‑ lation medicine will bring together many UF CVM faculty members with shared expertise and interests in this emerg‑ ing realm of science and would strengthen campus-wide efforts to leverage the existing strengths in veterinary and human medicine and public health in order to become a world leader in the science of infectious and zoonotic diseases.

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Strategic planning interests: The new department will help facilitate progress in two strategic priority areas, one of which is to develop an accredited world-class diagnos‑ tic laboratory. Without exception, each of the top tier US colleges of veterinary medicine boasts a successful, highly visible and highly-respected diagnostic laboratory that is accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians. The list of U.S. veterinary col‑ leges with AAVLD-accredited labs includes many of the top-ranked schools, including University of California Davis, Cornell University, Colorado State University, Uni‑ versity of Georgia, Texas A&M University and University of Wisconsin. A preeminent laboratory diagnostics pro‑ gram will better prepare the UF CVM to address increasing risks from emerging infectious zoonotic diseases which is vitally important for human health and equally important for contemporary health management of Florida’s livestock, equine, companion animal, wildlife and aquatic animal species. The new department will help enhance coordina‑ tion of college-wide activities and initiatives relating to One Health by providing an environment that fosters greater collaboration at both the research and clinical levels. Dr. Lloyd looks forward to seeing the new department form and grow as yet another facet of the college, saying, “I’m certain it will provide better ways to serve not just our faculty, but our many stakeholders.”

The college’s Veterinary Academic Building, shown after recent expansion to include new laboratory space and a new clinical skills laboratory.


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SMALL ANIMAL RELIEF VETERINARIAN - ORLANDO AND SURROUNDING AREAS Friendly, outgoing, and caring DVM with over 20 years experience. Good diagnostic and medical skills. Proficient in soft tissue surgery. I enjoy meeting clients and their pets. Please contact Dr. Scott Wells at 4docscott@gmail.com or (763) 639-9841. (1 & 2/17; ID#21575) RELIEF VET AVAILABLE – AVAILABLE STATE-WIDE: State wide Relief Vet. Small Animal/Exotics experience. English and Spanish proficient. 30 years plus private practice experience. 786-258-2688 email at: docvetmena@gmail.com (1/17: ID#15333) RELIEF OR PART-TIME VETERINARIAN AVAILABLE IN THE TAMPA AREA: 30 years of experience as a practice owner. Enjoy surgery and working with people, small animal only. Call Dr. Joe Priest at (813) 2305998 or email priestdvm@gmail.com. (5, 6/16 & 1/17:ID #2492)

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Advocate Issue 1, 2017  

A Publication by the Florida Veterinary Medical Association.Your Invitation to attend the 10th Annual Dr. Harvey Rubin Memorial Food Animal...

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