Dr. Anndrea Hatcher's Blog – November 2011 Archive (1)

What you need to know about sled dogs

By Dr. Anndrea Hatcher

Olive Branch Parke Veterinary Clinic

www.olivebranchvet.com

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In 1925, 20 men and 150 sled dogs raced across the Alaskan territory over five and a half days to deliver life-saving antitoxin to the town of Nome that was suffering from a diphtheria epidemic. This was just prior to the advent of reliable aircraft and snowmobiles, making sled dogs the major method of transportation and…

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