CJTF-HOA civil affairs veterinarians assist in diminishing animal disease, overpopulation in Djibouti

U.S. Army Capt. Kimberly Jordan, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa’s 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Group veterinarian, holds a cat prior to the feline receiving a rabies vaccination, deworming and spaying at Caritas Djibouti, Djibouti City, Djibouti, Aug. 30, 2017. All animals carry a form of zoonotic disease and the 443rd CAB FXSP veterinarians are trying to decrease overpopulation while mitigating the spread of disease to humans and other animals in the region. CJTF-HOA discussed and garnered approval for its veterinary program with the Djiboutian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, strengthening bonds with the host nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
U.S. Army Capt. Kimberly Jordan, Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa’s 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Group veterinarian, holds a cat prior to the feline receiving a rabies vaccination, deworming and spaying at Caritas Djibouti, Djibouti City, Djibouti, Aug. 30, 2017. All animals carry a form of zoonotic disease and the 443rd CAB FXSP veterinarians are trying to decrease overpopulation while mitigating the spread of disease to humans and other animals in the region. CJTF-HOA discussed and garnered approval for its veterinary program with the Djiboutian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Fisheries, strengthening bonds with the host nation. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Andria Allmond)
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