Participants responsibility Those traveling from outside of Sweden are responsible for reading and meeting the rules and regulations for importing dogs into Sweden.
Vaccinations All dogs coming from other countries then Sweden and Norway must have a valid Rabies vaccination. All dogs, regardless their land of origin, must be vaccinated against puppy disease, Parvo and infectious liver disease. The vaccination for puppy disease (D) should be done after one year of age (regardless of earlier vaccinations). The vaccination could not be older then 4 years. Vaccination should be done at least 14 days before the start of the race and Rabies at least 21 days before start. It is also recommended that participating dogs are vaccinated against para influensa (kennel cough).
Echinococos Deworming regulations have been changed from previous years as echinococos has been found on several locations in Sweden. Sweden is no longer considered free of the Worm anymore. It is recommended to deworm dogs which are likely to have been into contact with rodents, such as mice before entering Sweden.
From 1 May 2013 new rules apply for dogs traveling from Sweden (and any other country) to Norway. Dogs need to have been dewormed against echinococos. Deworming needs to administered by a veterinarian 1-5 days before entering Norway, and documented by a veterinarian in the dog’s EU Passport.
Deworming against echinococos also applies for dogs travling from Sweden to countries such as Finland, UK, Ireland and Malta. Deworming should be administered 24-120 hours before entering the country. It is no longer possible to deworm directly after passing the border.
Veterinarians for Beaver Trap Trail have will help administer the deworming medicine and sign the Passports free of charge. Mushers are responsible to provide the dewormingtablets. (We recommend to buy the deworming tablets beforehand as we cannot guarantee the pharmacy in Strömsund has sufficient in stock)
As a groundrule are all medications for dogs as well as doping of dogs and driver prohibited. When a participant is caught with medication in the sled, the participant runs the risk of being disqualified. Many medications have also quarantine rules, which means that those cannot be given within a certain number of days before a race. Details about the medication are found at the following website: www.skk.se . If you are uncertain about a particular medication, contact the race marshal before the race to avoid misunderstanding.
Petpassport Individual passport are required for each dog to enter Sweden.
From 29 decmber 2014 new rules apply in EU: Details can be found at the Jordbruksverkets website.
From 1 May 2013. Entry to Norway with 5 or more dogs requires a healthcertificate which is provided by veterinarians approved by the Norwegian Food Department (Mattilsynet). The certificate is valid for 4 months. Before departure to Norway the dogs are to be checked by a veterinarian within 24 hours and the veterinarian has to document the execution of the Control in the dog’s Passport. The veterinarians at Beaver Trap Trail offer this service for free, directly after the race. Please inform race officials at the regestration if you need a Health certificate after the race.