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Did anyone mention the Leishmaniasis? That is what killed the dog pictured on the first post. I don't know a whole lot about it, except it is spread by sand flies. There are three different types. At least one of them is fatal, if left untreated. Since it had affected the organs of the dog that was euthanized, I'd say he had that one.

I vaguely remember a FB friend from Portugal talking about a friend's dog who had contracted the disease. He said that treatment was very expensive. That was a few years back. Perhaps things have improved. I know nothing of diagnosis, or prevention for the disease. Maybe one of you smart people know more.
 

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I used a topical essential oil on Fama when we were deployed. I got it from CarmsPack. It smelled of eucalyptus and had some other stuff in it too. You could see insects actively avoiding her.
 

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I remember seeing an article in my newsfeed a few months ago about this situation, and then happened on this thread today. Does anyone know if anything has been done about this situation? A quick Google search only turned up the articles from Sept. Is it worth sending letters about it now? Or, have we stopped sending the dogs and are working on helping the dogs already there now?
Hopefully, this thread hasn’t completely fallen off everyone’s radar by now.
 

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I remember seeing an article in my newsfeed a few months ago about this situation, and then happened on this thread today. Does anyone know if anything has been done about this situation? A quick Google search only turned up the articles from Sept. Is it worth sending letters about it now? Or, have we stopped sending the dogs and are working on helping the dogs already there now?
Hopefully, this thread hasn’t completely fallen off everyone’s radar by now.
I have been looking and can't find out what--if anything--was done for these poor dogs. I am going to contact Senator Chuck Grassley's office to see if they know anything about this:

http://www.grassley.senate.gov/news/news-releases/qa-watchdog-us-bomb-sniffing-dogs

Senator Grassley wrote an excellent letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about these dogs demanding some answers:

http://www.finance.senate.gov/chairmans-news/grassley-to-state-protect-us-antiterrorism-service-dogs-from-abuse-overseas

Given the major political flaps in Washington, I don't know whether anyone is paying attention to the dogs right now. But the timing is very good to send a polite, non-political letter to President Trump about this, since Conan the hero Mali who helped nail Baghdadi would have been horribly abused and possibly killed by neglect if she had been sent to Jordan. And I think President Trump genuinely likes dogs.
 

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Finally, some good news (after more bad news) about these poor dogs:

"The Department of State has decided to temporarily stop sending bomb-sniffing dogs to Jordan and Egypt after multiple investigative reports revealed that many dogs had died as a result of poor treatment while others were living in unhealthy conditions."

Details here:

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-stops-sending-bomb-sniffing-dogs-egypt-jordan-deaths-2019-12?utm_source=yahoo.com&utm_medium=referral

https://www.stateoig.gov/system/files/esp-20-02.pdf

Which goes to show how important it is to make a stink, to raise questions, and not trust the assurances by some military folks who claim that la la la everything is just fine with military working dogs these days.

Thanks to all the folks who wrote to politicians about this. You made a difference.
 
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