- Associated Press - Monday, February 2, 2015

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Veterinarians in Fairbanks and Canada have given their final health clearance to dogs participating in the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race.

The 1,000-mile race is set to begin Saturday in Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://is.gd/1Tfwvf) reports the pre-race vet checks took place Saturday.

Dozens of sled dogs were given checkups at a south Fairbanks warehouse, while a similar scene was taking place in Whitehorse.

Twenty-six mushers, including four past Yukon Quest champions, are signed up for this year’s race.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com


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