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preventive

1. Med
a. tending to prevent disease; prophylactic
b. of or relating to the branch of medicine concerned with prolonging life and preventing disease
2. (in Britain) of, relating to, or belonging to the customs and excise service or the coastguard
3. Med any drug or agent that tends to prevent or protect against disease
4. another name for contraceptive
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It's best to know ahead of time whether there are microfilariae present, so you can be ready to treat the dog for an anaphylactic reaction caused by the microfilariae's rapid die-off, and to choose the safest preventative to use if the dog is infected.
What happens is that people tend not to look after their health until it is an emergency situation, and because it is acute care and not preventative care, the benefit program takes a hard hit," says Pineault.
RACGP President Dr Bastian Seidel said more than 85% of Australians receive preventative health care services from their GP every year - and thats not only a great decision by these patients - its also a great decision for all taxpayers.
Owners can research the information using whatever variables he desires, for example, purchases over $100; purchases over $50; purchases for preventative maintenance, etc.
Tenders are invited for provide preventative maintenance inspection services, repairs services, and on-call repair services including but not limited to emerson systems, liebert systems, eaton systems, apc systems, as well as capable of furnishing the following services: battery replacement /installation; battery preventative maintenance; ups replacement / installation; ups preventative maintenance.
The purpose of this Request for Proposal (RFP) by the City of Harrisonburg, Virginia (City) is to solicit sealed proposals from qualified Offerors to provide a Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Preventative Maintenance Program and Service Agreement for the equipment listed in Attachment K.