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U.S. Army veterinarians visit remote Djibouti village to promote herd health
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Leah Tingley, a veterinarian assigned to the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, Functional Specialty Cell Veterinary Team, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, checks a goat’s health while meeting with local pastoralists to promote better herd-health management and to facilitate communication for further engagements during a veterinary civic action project (VETCAP) in Oulma, Djibouti, Feb. 14, 2019. 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. Shawn Nickel)