Monthly Archives: March 2015 (page 3)

The dog ambulance

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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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As many of you know, there are no roads between the villages in Nunavik. Ivakkak is one of the few sled dog races in the world where teams and support crew find themselves in complete autonomy, once on the land.…

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The 2015 Ivakkak Dog Team Race Has Begun

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Press Release – The 2015 Ivakkak Dog Team Race Has Begun Media Release: March 18, 2015 (Kuujjuaq, QC, March 18, 2015) – The 2015 Ivakkak Dog Team Race began yesterday in Kuujjuaraapik with 10 teams racing from the communities of…

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Ivakkak 2015 – Day 2 Race Results

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The Ivakkak dog team racers departed at 9am yesterday for Umiujaq from Qitgirivik. It was a beautiful sunny morning with very light wind. At 10 a.m., 8 km after the start, Willie Cain’s dogs got hooked to an ice block, which…

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Ivakkak 2015 – Day 1 Race Results

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The 2015 Ivakkak dog team race began today at 10am in Kuujjuaraapik. The Ivakkak dog team racers travelled 83.5 KM today. Peter Itukallak arrived first after 7 hours and 19 minutes of racing. Novalinga Novalinga came in 2nd and Harry Okpik came in…

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Sled dogs have been bred and born to run

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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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If you’ve never been to the start of a sled dog race, it’s an experience to live once in your life. Generally mushers arrive at least an hour before departure to adequately prepare their gear and dog team. You’ll notice…

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