Veterinarians Promote Livestock Health In Rural Djibouti
U.S. Army Maj. Amanda Owens, a veterinarian with the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Functional Specialty Cell’s (FxSP) Veterinary Team, performs FAMACHA scoring to determine whether a goat has anemia and needs to be treated with a dewormer in Galafi, Djibouti, on Jan. 24, 2019. Soldiers with the FxSP Veterinary Team engage local pastoralists in austere locations to promote better herd health management and facilitate communication for further engagements during a Veterinary Civic Action Project (VETCAP). The purpose of Civil Affairs VETCAPs is to build relationships with local community animal health workers and the Djiboutian Ministry of Livestock via animal health surveillance and to improve knowledge, skills, livestock medicine, and best practices. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Thomas Grimes)