Veterinary Checks 2017
Also for 2017 a pre-race vet check is mandatory. The participants must arrange this with their own veterinary before check-in at Røros. If you become aware of any significant changes in any of the dog's health conditions it is your duty to inform the race vet so they can do a new assesment.
Read the letter below from head vet of The Femund Race Aril M. Jøssund. You find the documets you need to bring to your vet in the PDF file at the left.
Pre race examination
To participants in long distance sled dog race which conducts PreRace check with their local veterinarian.
It is very important that you insist that your veterinarian do a microchip control on all dogs. This must be readable. In NHF's regulations state that dogs can not start races without being chipped. And we experience constantly the chip can not be found on some dogs. It is important to make sure that the chip exists, and that it works when you get to the race.
Then you need to in good time before the race to check that all dogs have valid vaccinations to be able to start. You also need to check that you have valid vaccinations to follow the route of travel you intend to get to the race. This check should you do at least two (2) months before the race starts!
Include "information to PreRace veterinarian" and show it to the vet who is conducting the examination.
Dogs are not allowed to race other races between PreRace check and race start in Røros. Riders are obliged to notify about dogs that alter health status between PreRace check and race start. These dogs must be reexamined. It is desirable that PreRace check is performed from Monday 30th January 2017 and up until the race start.
On the PreRace check form the participant is supposed to fill out the gray section of the form (name, tag once you have decided which dogs go in your team (letter), last five No. of ID number, sex, age, weight, and whether each dog are using gastric acid depressant drugs (Anti-Ulcer medication). The veterinarian must check ID to identify the right dog, and write down relevant info. You do not need a veterinary education to fill the gray section, and there's no point in paying a veterinary hourly rate to do it either. Proper ID number must be in the dog's passport. In addition, the participant fill out the form Musher information / Risk Evaluation before veterinarian makes his examination, so that the vet can devote special attention to those dogs that are more interesting.
Be honest and clear about the previous history of each dog to be checked. This is really necessary in order for your vet to make a thorough, quick and accurateaccurate examination of each dog.
Both forms must be completed and brought with you to Røros to be inserted into the team journal.
Good luck and welcome to Røros when the time comes.
Arild Magnus Jøssund
In the letter below you will find important information about the pre race vet check. You also have to print out the form and make sure it is completed by you and your veterinary. The prerace form has been utdated, now within two pages, better than the earlier version on three pages.