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U.S. Soldiers Partner With Vets to Protect Cattle in Mauritania

March 3, 2020

As part of an international military exercise, Flintlock 20, an Army civil affairs team supported residents of Kaedi, Mauritania, to improve the health of their farm animals.

A soldier shakes hands with a line of men.
Major Meeting
Army Major Kris Appler meets with local ranchers to discuss an upcoming veterinarian cattle treatment involving both U.S. Army civil affairs teams and local veterinarians in Kaedi, Mauritania, Feb.19, 2020, during Flintlock 20. The annual integrated military and law enforcement exercise is focused on strengthening key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa.
Photo By: Army Cpl. Kevin Payne
VIRIN: 200219-A-DT978-002
A soldier talks to a man; cattle can be seen in the background.
Cattle Chat
Army Major Kris Appler discusses an upcoming veterinarian cattle treatment involving U.S. Army civil affairs teams and local veterinarians in Kaedi, Mauritania, Feb.19, 2020, during Flintlock 20. The annual integrated military and law enforcement exercise is focused on strengthening key partner-nation forces throughout North and West Africa.
Photo By: Army Cpl. Kevin Payne
VIRIN: 200219-A-DT978-006

Working with local veterinarians and ranchers, soldiers assigned to Civil Affairs Team 111 helped administer medication to more than 1,300 cattle to treat parasites.

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