Monthly Archives: March 2015 (page 2)

Vaccination against rabies

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Julie Ducrocq

Veterinarian at Ivakkak 2015
Julie has been a veterinarian for the last 15 years. She has also been coming up north for the last ten years on different assignments ranging from rabies vaccination in dogs to sampling caribou for disease. Besides working on the Ivakkak race for the last five years, she experienced working as a trail veterinarian on the Yukon Quest and races in Labrador as well.
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One of the prerequisite to participate in the Ivakkak race is that all dogs must be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a virus transmitted by saliva of infected animals and is an important disease for humans because it is considered…

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Dogs as athletes

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Julie Ducrocq

Veterinarian at Ivakkak 2015
Julie has been a veterinarian for the last 15 years. She has also been coming up north for the last ten years on different assignments ranging from rabies vaccination in dogs to sampling caribou for disease. Besides working on the Ivakkak race for the last five years, she experienced working as a trail veterinarian on the Yukon Quest and races in Labrador as well.
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Just as human athletes, sled dogs are prone to injuries, which are specific to the activity there trained for. In sled dogs, the majority of problems encountered are of musculoskeletal origin. We can see a lot of foot problems, from…

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Veterinary services up North

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Julie Ducrocq

Veterinarian at Ivakkak 2015
Julie has been a veterinarian for the last 15 years. She has also been coming up north for the last ten years on different assignments ranging from rabies vaccination in dogs to sampling caribou for disease. Besides working on the Ivakkak race for the last five years, she experienced working as a trail veterinarian on the Yukon Quest and races in Labrador as well.
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Unfortunately, there is no continuous veterinary service offered in Nunavik but some veterinarians occasionally visit the region. First of all, the Department of agriculture, fisheries and food (MAPAQ) of Quebec offers vaccination clinics for rabies and other common diseases, such…

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Ivakkak 2015 – Day 5 Race Results

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The Ivakkak 2015 racers woke up to a windy condition and they prayed before they started. They travelled 87 KM on the best trail so far with a blue sky, the most part on sea ice. The dogs and mushers are both…

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Ivakkak 2015 – Day 4 Race Results

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The 2015 Ivakkak Dog Team Racers left this morning at 9:15am. They left 81 KM away from Umiujaq and travelled another 89 KM on a good trail again – mostly on sea ice and on land for 5KM at the end of…

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Ivakkak 2015 – Day 3 Race Results

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Morning updates The Ivakkak dog team racers left Umiujaq at 10 a.m. this morning with sufficient dog food to last three days. They will travel 80 KM today. They left in good weather – light snow, wind and clouds with…

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