Wednesday was Vet Check day at the Iditarod Headquarters in Wasilla.
Every dog that runs in the Iditarod must pass extensive medical examinations. Blood work and ECG recordings are included in the exam process. All dogs have microchip implants for identification. During the race, vets are along the trail at checkpoints to examine the dogs. Keeping dogs healthy before, during, and after the race is priority. The dogs appeared to take it all in stride.
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Hanging with Hugh...
I met Dick Mackey and his wife!
Joe Redington, Sr. Statue