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Information from the Chief Veterinarian and forms 

Updated 03 March 2017

Vaccination: 

The Finnmark Race follows the Norwegian Sled Dog Federation's regulations for Vaccination of Dog

PLEASE NOTE according to NHF's rules  all dogs that participate in the race shall be marked with a microchip implant. If it is not possible to read/find the chip the dog can't start in the race.

All dogs that are to participate in events organised by the NHF shall be vaccinated against

distemper

parvovirus

hepatitis

From 2017 it is also mandatory in The Finnmark Race with

intranasal kennel cough vaccination this intranasal vaccination must be valid and set no later than six weeks prior to race start.

The vaccination card/passport must include the dog's name, date of birth and chip number and a also the date of chip implantation.

 

The name of the vaccine (letter symbol), date of vaccination and

identity marking shall be confirmed by a veterinary by his/her

signature. Please note: Implantation of microchip shall be done no

later than at the same time as the vaccination

 

No participating dog shall have taken any vaccinations during the

last 14 days prior to race start.

 

Vaccinations in training free periods:

The head vet recommends that all vacinations for race dogs, irrespective of the vaccine, is given in the quiet summer season. Due to the use of immunproteins. One can expect improved effect of vaccinations given during the summer season and the risks of side effects are less than if administered during training and racing season.

Please note: Mushers and dogs coming from other countries than Norway must fulfill additional requirements regarding documentation, vaccination and deworming! The rabies vaccine given for the first time is not valid till after 21 days.

PreRaceCheck info 

Musher info in English

 

Import of dogs:

From European Union:

https://www.mattilsynet.no/language/english/animals/travelling_with_pets/travelling_with_dogs

 

From third countries:

https://www.mattilsynet.no/language/english/animals/travelling_with_pets/travelling_with_dogs

 

Please note, that you are allowed to import more than 5 animals when attending a competition. Read the information in the link above, regarding where you come from.


NHF Regulations for Vaccination of Dog.pdf

Forms if use of gastric acid absorbing drugs:
VETERINARY MEDICATION FORM 1

Personal Statement:
Declaration - English version.pdf

 

Use of Anti-Ulcer medicaments:

Anti-Ulcer.pdf


Anti Doping/ Regelverk IFSS:

Anti-Doping Rules/Antidoping regelverk

List of prohibited substances and methods / Forbudte stoffer, metoder og juks

IFSS Race Rules/ Løpsregler

 


 

Chief veterinarian: Arild Jøssund

vet@finnmarkslopet.no

Mob: + 47 952 14 880