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U.S. Army Maj. Thamus Morgan, a veterinarian with the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion, in support of Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), demonstrates how to administer a taping device that determines the weight of cattle to a Ugandan veterinary care specialist working with the Uganda People's Defense Force (UPDF) at a farm in Luwero, Uganda.

The Veterinary Service performs food safety operations and inspections to ensure deployed forces receive the safest food and water available. They also care for military working animals and provide public health services during humanitarian assistance missions.

 

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Army Capt. Gabrielle Montone, Ft. Benning, Georgia, Veterinary Clinic intern, instructs 908th Airlift Wing Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Amy Sanderson in canine CPR techniques at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, March 7, 2021. Montone and her team conducted canine-specific medical training designed to prepare 908 AES members to provide proper care to Military Working Dogs who are injured in the line of duty. Montone is using a training mannequin.

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Antarctica: Food safety matters

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Army Capt. Austin Leedy, veterinary food safety officer from Public Health Activity-San Diego, carries a container of ice cream out of a shipping container at Palmer Station, Antarctica, October 2019. U.S. Army Public Health Command-Pacific veterinary food safety officers partner with the National Science Foundation to ensure Palmer Station has a safe food supply and to perform independent food inspections throughout the entire annual resupply process. (Courtesy photo)

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DoD Directive 6400.04E: DoD Veterinary Public and Animal Health Services

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This directive reissues DoD Directive (DoDD) 6400.4 (Reference (a)) to establish policy and assign responsibilities for veterinary public and animal health services in accordance with the authority in DoDD 5136.01 (Reference (b))

  • Identification #: DoD Directive 6400.04E
  • Date: 6/27/2013
  • Type: Directives
  • Topics: Veterinary Service

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