Military veterinarians gain experience, help community in Belize

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Military veterinarians gain experience, help community in Belize

Training exercise provides needed vaccinations for local livestock.
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May 01, 2013
By dvm360.com staff

The 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services team based in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, provided free veterinary care to livestock as part of a readiness training exercise in San Jose, Belize, in mid-April. The exercise is designed to provide vaccinations to animals in several communities while helping improve the skills of U.S. military medical forces. Photos courtesy of U.S. Army Central Public Affairs.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Tony Tolley

In this photo, a Belizean man ropes a calf for vaccinations during a veterinary readiness training exercise in San Jose, Belize, April 19, 2013. Medical professionals from the U.S. are providing free veterinary treatment at multiple veterinary readiness training exercises throughout Belize as part of an exercise known as New Horizons.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Tony Tolley

U.S. Army Capt. Govanni Sherrod, veterinarian from the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, Fort Sheridan, Ill., vaccinates a cow during the training exercise.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Tony Tolley

U.S. Army Capt. Jeff LaHuis, veterinarian from the 719th Medical Detachment Veterinary Services, vaccinates a horse.

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Tony Tolley

Capt. LaHuis vaccinates pigs. Other veterinary teams from the 719th detachment provided care to companion animals in the region.