Thursday, January 23, 2014
YQ Vet Checks
Vet checks are a vital part of the Yukon Quest to ensure every dog starting the race is in good health. Their importance can't be underestimated.
Tamara checked a number of things including weight, body condition, heart rate and lungs, teeth and temperature and she checked for any sore muscles and other "abnormalities" (see vet check sheet - right). We're very happy to say that all 19 dogs passed the vet check with flying colors so now Allen just needs to narrow down the squad to 14!
Aliy will take her Red Team squad to the YQ veterinary team for their checks on the Friday before the race.
L-R: Puppet has her teeth checked; Nacho has his feet checked
L-R: TRose feels Schmoe's wrist; Say "cheese" Mac