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Detector Dog Jammer Out of Cast

March 31, 2015

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Handler Jennifer Mestas and Jammer visit with Richard Gaskalla, Director of the FDACS Division of Plant Industry.

FDACS canine continues to recover

Jammer, one of the FDACS agriculture detector dogs, paid us a visit today at Division of Plant Industry headquarters in Gainesville.

This is a big day for the boisterous canine. He had his splint removed at the UF School of Veterinary Medicine. Last month, he underwent an operation to fix his front leg, which he injured while playing, off-duty.

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In an earlier photo, Jammer, sporting the splint that was removed today.

He is now on the mend, and he and his handler, Jennifer Mestas, will continue to exercise until he is ready to return to duty, inspecting shipments at shipping hubs in Miami.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services deploys detector dog teams to shipping hubs to inspect packages for plants and plant materials that might transfer invasive pests and diseases into the state.

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One Response to “Detector Dog Jammer Out of Cast”

  1. Suzi D Says:

    The Detector Dog Inspector (Handler) in the picture is actually Jennifer Mestas, not Karen Holton.


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