Photo gallery: The Iditarod trail (part 8)

Photo gallery: The Iditarod trail (part 8)

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Apr 16, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

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Veterinarians play a crucial role in assessing the health condition of these animals, says Dr. Vern Otte. The dogs are expected to race around the clock in six- to eight-hour increments. Veterinarians begin their examination of the dogs as they run into each checkpoint.