The Vet Checks are completed. Conditions were perfect for dogs, mushers and vets alike. Cloudy, slightly below freezing temperatures, no snow or rain. Perfect. No frozen stiff Stethoscopes at 30 below, no blowing snow neither.
Most Mushers did bring a few extra dogs and took advantage of the Veterinarians expertise to have each and every dog examined. There is a lot of knowledge to be gained during these vet exams and it is nice to see the Mushers work so well with the Veterinarians.
Some of these teams travel for Thousands of Miles to get here. One goal is to make that travel as comfortable for the dogs as possible. The Streeper Team sure has their dog rig setup dialed in. Let Bud Streeper do some explaining:
Massage time for one of Lina Streepers dogs: