Slideshow: Catching some Zzzz
Author: Karen Brynildsen/Victoria Fleming Photo: Hanne Nordskag/Tine Mathea H. Johansen Publish date: 02.02.14 19:30
Competing in dog sledging takes its toll physically and mentally for both mushers and their dogs. Therefore there are obligatory rest periods for all dog teams in all classes. This is to ensure the dog teams are healthy and safe.
The resting time is also to ensure that both mushers and their dogs get the necessary break that they need. During the rest vets check and look over the dogs. The dogs receive veterinary follow-ups throughout the race and at every checkpoint. Vets present at the checkpoint will check every dog that comes in. The dogs are seen by a vet at least two times during the race.