Ready for surgery

Army Maj. (Dr.) Katheryn Hanson, the Incirlik Veterinarian, and Staff Sgt. Eric Bonner, a 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, are ready to begin surgery on Suli, a 39th Security Forces Squadron military working dog, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 at the Veterinary Clinic, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Suli received the prophylactic gastropexy, also referred to as stomach tacking, to prevent gastric torsion, or twisting of the stomach. The surgery was completed after a recommendation by the Army, the service in charge of medical care for the military working dog program, for all dogs in the program to receive the surgery. Stomach twisting is caused by gastric dilatation and volvulus, commonly known as bloat, the second leading killer of dogs after cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Raymond Hoy)

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