By Craig Ellis
Editor’s note: Craig is a New Zealander, so please excuse the unconventional (at least to us here in the U.S.) spellings in this document.
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Thanks to Richard DeCastro, Diana and Alan Hagan and Pat Turner for comments and suggestions.
Any constructive comments and debate are welcome. I welcome correction in any errors of fact. I apologize for any errors of grammar or spelling they are entirely mine. I’ve tried to avoid detailing specific managements for various conditions as I do not consider this to be an appropriate forum. I will, however, respond to specific questions, with suitable references on request.
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