Every Black Team member was examined by the Yukon Quest Veterinarians today. We are happy to report that everyone passed with flying colors!
The Veterinarian listens to Malibu's heart beat as Ray looks on.
First of all, each dog is identified with a small unique microchip placed in the scruff of their neck. All of our dogs, except one, Boondocks, already had a chip.
The volunteer checks Chica's unique micro chip number from the electronic reader as Allen holds her.
Each dog then visits with the Veterinarians. A simple external body exam: body, feet, eyes, nose and mouth. Then their hearts are monitored. They are looking for irregularities, fast rates or murmurs. Their temperatures are also recorded as well as body weights.