AJVR staff


AJVR Staff


Dr. Lisa A. Fortier, Editor-in-Chief
Dr. Sandra L. Lefebvre, Deputy Editor
Dr. Kurt J. Matushek, Associate Editor
Dr. Gussie Jane Tessier, Associate Editor
Dr. Kristi Henderson, Assistant Editor


Malinda Larkin, Senior News Editor
Katie Burns, News Managing Editor
R. Scott Nolen, Senior News Reporter
Greg Cima, Senior News Reporter
Anita Suresh, News Assistant Reporter


Diane A. Fagen, Librarian

Administrative Staff

Merri B. Benney, Senior Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief


Nicholas T. De Luca, Managing Editor
Justin D. DeAre, Publications Technology Specialist
William A, Mazur, Production Coordinator I
Victor Schultz, Senior Copy Editor
Tram T. Le, Copy Editor
Michelle A. Krieger, Copy Editor
Kristen M. White, Copy Editor
Rebecca Harris, Online Editorial Assistant
Christina M. Banks, Display Advertising Associate
Mark A. Williamson, Advertising and Subscription Fulfillment Associate
Rita E. Donnelly, Advertising and Subscription Fulfillment Associate

AVMA Officers

Dr. José V. Arce, President
Dr. Lori M. Teller, President-Elect
Dr. Sandra A. Faeh, Vice President
Dr. Arnold L. Goldman, Treasurer
Dr. Douglas D. Kratt, Immediate Past President
Dr. Karen M. Bradley, Chair, Board of Directors
Dr. Ronald E. Gill, Vice Chair, Board of Directors
Dr. Janet D. Donlin, Executive Vice President
Dr. David E. Granstrom, Assistant Executive Vice President

AVMA District Directors

Dr. Karen M. Bradley, District I
Dr. Michael Q. Bailey, District II
Dr. Mary E. Ergen, District III
Dr. Seyedmehdi Mobini, District IV
Dr. Robert H. Knapp, District V
Dr. Ronald E. Gill, District VI
Dr. Charles A. Lemme, District VII
Dr. Sam Miller, District VIII
Dr. Melanie A. Marsden, District IX
Dr. Richard Sullivan, District X
Dr. Sandy Willis, District XI

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Business Information

Editorial Office

1931 N Meacham Rd, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Phone: 847-925-8070, ext 6752
Fax: 847-925-9329
E-mail: JAVMA@avma.org
Website: www.avma.org/journals

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The American Journal of Veterinary Research (ISSN 0002-9645) is published semimonthly at 1931 N Meacham Rd, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360. Periodicals postage paid at Schaumburg, Ill, and at additional mailing offices.

Opinions and statements expressed in the AJVR reflect the views of the contributors and do not represent the official policy of the American Veterinary Medical Association, unless so stated. Placement of an advertisement does not represent the AVMA's endorsement of the product or service.


Material printed in the AJVR is covered by copyright. All rights reserved. No portion may be republished, reproduced (including photocopying), displayed, or transmitted without prior written permission from the publisher. Address permission requests to Diane A. Fagen, Permissions Coordinator (phone, 847-925-8070, ext 6770; fax, 847-925-9329; e-mail, dfagen@avma.org).


For author inquiries, contact Cindy Eyler at The Sheridan Press (phone, 800-352-2210, ext 8008; fax, 717-633-8929; e-mail, cindy.eyler@sheridan.com). For commercial inquiries, contact Beth Ann Rocheleau at Rockwater Inc (phone, 803-429-4933; e-mail, brocheleau@rockwaterinc.com).


Subscription price for nonmembers in the United States and possessions, $320 per year; for nonmembers in foreign countries, $330 per year. Single copies are $40 (United States and possessions) and $45 (foreign countries). For subscriptions and customer service, contact the AJVR by mail (AVMA Publications Division, 1931 N Meacham Rd, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360), phone (800-248-2862, ext 6639/6640), or e-mail (subscriptions@avma.org). For AVMA members, address changes can be made online at www.avma.org, by clicking on Member Center. Postmaster: send address changes to JAVMA Address Changes, 1931 N Meacham Rd, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360.

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The American Journal of Veterinary Research is owned and published by the American Veterinary Medical Association.

AVMA Offices

1931 N Meacham Rd, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Phone: 847-925-8070 or 800-248-2862
Fax: 847-925-1329

1910 Sunderland Place, NW
Washington, DC 20036-1642
Phone: 202-789-0007 or 800-321-1473
Fax: 202-842-4360

AVMA Partners

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Suite 106
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 800-621-6360

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Chicago, IL 60690-1629
Phone: 800-228-7548

American Veterinary Medical Foundation
1931 N Meacham Rd, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4360
Phone: 800-248-2862, ext 6690

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