The Vets at Beaver Trap Trail and BäverOpen. The veterinarians have the responsibility to make sure that all dogs meet the health requirements to start the race, which takes place during a vet check the day before the start. During the race, vets will be present at the checkpoints and finish lines to assist in the event that a dog has been injured. They are also available to answer questions about a particular dog and provide advice to the drivers when necessary. Dogs that are determined by a vet to be unsuitable to start or continue racing will be provided care if necessary. The vets are also responsible to determine the winner of the best dog care award, which is given after the race is completed.
Vet Check The vets will check each dog in the competing team. The heart, lungs, and general condition of the dogs will be examined.
A vet assistant will read the chips for each dog and match it against the list provided by the driver. If a chip is not found, the vet will place one in the dog at the cost to the driver. Chips are provided on location.
Vets will be stationed at all checkpoints and serve to help any dogs in need. They will observe the dogs when entering the checkpoints but will not perform an examination unless requested by the driver. If the vet is concerned about a dog, they will consult with the driver first before checking the dog. Any dog who is removed from the race should be noted in the vet handbook.
Vets will be available at the finish line and all dogs teams will be inspected.
Vets will be available after the race is finished for deworming and signing passports for those traveling outside of Sweden.