The Femund Race follows the Norwegian Sled Dog Federation's regulations for Vaccination of Dog
PLEASE NOTE according to NHF's rules all dogs that participate in the race shall be marked with a microchip implant. If it is not possible to read/find the chip the dog can't start in the race.
All dogs that are to participate in events organised by the NHF shall be vaccinated against
The vaccination card/passport must include the dog's name, date of birth and chip number and a also the date of chip implantation.
The name of the vaccine (letter symbol), date of vaccination and
identity marking shall be confirmed by a veterinary by his/her
signature. Please note: Implantation of microchip shall be done no
later than at the same time as the vaccination
No participating dog shall have taken any vaccinations during the
last 14 days prior to race start.
Vaccinations in training free periods:
The head vet recommends that all vacinations for race dogs, irrespective of the vaccine, is given in the quiet summer season. Due to the use of immunproteins. One can expect improved effect of vaccinations given during the summer season and the risks of side effects are less than if administered during training and racing season.
Please note: Mushers and dogs coming from other countries than Norway must fulfill additional requirements regarding documentation, vaccination and deworming! The rabies vaccine given for the first time is not valid till after 21 days.
New mandatory vaccine from 2017
Following a recommendation from The Sporting comitee and the head vet the Board has decided to make the kennel cough vaccination mandatory in The Femund Race from 2017. The participants must document that the vaccination is valid and set no later than six weeks prior to race start. See rules 2.2