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IDEXX CEO suffered spinal injury in bicycle crash

July 24, 2019

WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — The leader of veterinary diagnostics company IDEXX suffered a spinal injury during a bicycle crash and will require months of rehabilitation.

Jonathan Ayers said in a statement Wednesday that the rehab is expected to take three to five months to complete. He said he currently has limited arm and wrist movement, but no mobility or sensory perception in his legs, torso and fingers.

The statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says Ayers expects to recover some of the lost neuromuscular capability.

Ayers, who serves as chairman, CEO and president of the Maine-based company, has been on medical leave since the crash on June 27 during his regular morning group ride. The company’s board has appointed Jay Mazelsky as interim president and CEO.

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