Professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction, the Veterinary Service Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Field Manual (FM 8-10-18 covers the role of veterinary support in military operations.
Some highlights of the contents:
Veterinary Mission - a. The veterinary service missions are: To conserve the fighting strength. To protect the health and welfare of the military community. To protect the financial interest of the government. b. This is accomplished by the following functions: (1) Food hygiene and quality assurance. Ensuring food wholesomeness, safety, hygiene, and related quality assurance standards. Performing food procurement examination missions in support of Class A Rations such as dairy products, red meats, poultry, bakery items, fresh fruits and vegetables, bottled water, and ice. Conducting basic food microbiological laboratory procedures to ensure adherence to food safety standards and to identify potential foodborne pathogens. Advising theater logistics units on storing subsistence to minimize threat of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) contamination. Inspecting, monitoring, and submitting laboratory samples of subsistence and food-producing animals that are contaminated or suspected of being contaminated by NBC agents. Providing food decontamination guidance and instructions to units on decontaminating rations. (2) Veterinary medical care. Maintaining the health of all government-owned animals in the AO. Providing complete veterinary care for all military working dogs (MWDs). Providing veterinary care to indigenous animals as directed.
This manual is produced by US Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDDC&S) in Houston, Texas.
As a bonus, this reproduction includes FM-1, The Army Field Manual, a capstone manual containing the vision for the Army - sold separately for $5.99. FM 1 establishes the fundamental principles for employing Landpower. The most important of these are the Army's operational concept and the fundamentals that support it. They form the foundation for all Army doctrine. All Soldiers should understand and internalize them. FM 1 describes the American profession of arms, the Army's place in it, and what it means to be a professional Soldier.
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