Veterinary

KENNEL COUGH - COMMUNICATION ICF (J.P.TALBOT)

KENNEL COUGH - COMMUNICATION ICF  (J.P.TALBOT)

"In my capacity as ICF President, I reassure the nations and their competitors: Our regulations regarding vaccination of dogs will be applied without modification. The details given by the veterinary team regarding the type of vaccine against the "kennel cough" to be administered will not be taken into account. The usefulness of applying these precisions and the type of vaccine to be administered will be studied at our next Spring General Assembly in Poland.

Conclusion:

To be admitted to competition, dogs must be vaccinated against rabies and against the "kennel cough". For this last vaccine, no details of the type of vaccine administered will be taken into account."

 

J-P. TALBOT

Veterinary Check

NOTES ABOUT VETERINARY SERVICE

A team of eight Veterinarians (4 from Italy, 1 from Spain, 1 from England, 1 from France, 1 from Portugal), coordinated by an Italian Chief Veterinarian (Dr. Sergio Maffi), will be in charge of the veterinary service during the XX EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP CANICROSS AND BIKEJORING ECF 2017. The Vet Team will check documents and visit dogs before the start of the race and will offer professional service with a 24h guaranteed availability at the venue of the event, from 12 o'clock on Thursday October 12th  until the closing ceremony of Sunday October 15th.

The main goal of the Vet team is to assure that only healthy dogs will take part to the competition and that as many as possibile of them will reach the finish line happy and in good health. Thanks to a constant commitment to preserve the health state and respect the welfare of the dogs, the Vet team will always work in observation of the ECF rules and for the correctness of the competition.

 

The Veterinarians of the Vet Team, who have a specific professional interest in sporting dogs, are members of the "Italian Sleddog and Canicross Veterinary Association" (AIVSeC) and/or of the "International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association" (ISDVMA) and all of them have extensive experience in national and international canicross and sleddog competitions (both sprint and middle/long distance).

 

 

VETERINARY PRE-START DOG INSPECTION

All dogs competing at ECF Championships will be required to go through a veterinary inspection before entering the competition.

 

The pre-start inspection will be organized, in order to avoid long waiting queues and situations of stress or conflicts for the dogs, by examining at a certain pre-fixed time all the dogs of each national delegation.

National delegations will be informed in advance about the exact time of their veterinary check, so that, on each specific time, only the designed national delegation will have to queue in the area where the veterinary check will take place.

 

Each dog must be presented with a valid EU Pet Passport (EUPP), which must show:

 

  • Microchip number (possibly with date of implant and position in the dog’s body)
  • Dog’s date of birth
  • Vaccinations against Rabies and Parainfluenza (one of the viral agents causing Canine Infectious Tracheobronchitis - aka "Kennel cough")  (with date, vaccines manufacturer, products name, vaccines batch number, dates the vaccinations are valid until, vet’s signature with official stamp, possibly reporting vet's contact details).

 

During the veterinary pre-start inspection there will be:

 

1) A microchip check to identify the dog, matching the scanned code with the number reported on the EUPP

2) An age check as declared on the EUPP (at least, on the day the race starts, the dog must have 12 months for canicross and 18 months for bikejoring and scooter)

3) A check for mandatory vaccination.

Rabies and Parainfluenza vaccinations must have been done at least 21 days before the race starts.

In regard to the date of "end of validity" of these vaccinations (which can be different in different country because of different national health authority registration), only the signature of a Vet on the EUPP, with his own official stamp (possibly reporting Vet's contact details),  will be taken in consideration to testify the dates until the vaccinations are valid. The date of "end of validity" of these vaccinations must at least be the day after the race finish.

N.B.  Based on ECF 18 rule exemption, issued by ECF President, vaccines against Parainfluenza (Pi), one of the viral components of "Kennel Cough", will be considered valid for admission to the European Championship ECF 2017, even if they do not provide immune stimulation against Bordetella bronchiseptica (Bb). Dogs vaccinated only with "multivalent" vaccines, as long as not expired and  with a Pi component, will be admitted to the competition, just like those correctly vaccinated against both “Kennel Cough” components (= Parainfluenza + Bordetella).

 

Considering the large number of dogs registered for ECF 2017, it is strongly suggested, even if not mandatory, to have dogs properly vaccinated against other common dangerous diseases, such as  leptospirosis, distemper, canine parvovirus and canine infectious hepatitis.

 

For the same reason it is also recommended to keep the dogs under prevention and/or treatment for possible external and internal parasitic diseases.

4) A clinical visit

During the pre-start check every dog will be visited to evaluate:

 

1. Heart frequency and heart sounds

2. Respiratory and lung sounds

3. State of nutrition (body condition score)

4. Hydration state

5. Orthopedic conditions of the limbs and columns with focus on joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments

6. Condition of skin and annexes

7. Possible gastrointestinal symptoms

8. Possibile urinary symptoms

10. Rectal temperature (if necessary)

 

NB:  The dog can be excluded from starting in the competition if aggressive and presented to the visit without a muzzle or if the results of the clinical visit do not comply with a good health and welfare status or if the details  in its EUPP are not properly reported or if they do not match with what was found during veterinary pre-start inspection.

 

By ECF Rules, female dogs in heat will be authorised to start only if steps are taken to mitigate the adverse effects of this period.

The Vet will decide if a bitch found pregnan or lactating may start or not.

 

MARKING OF CHECKED DOGS

After the veterinarian inspection, all dogs admitted to the race will be marked by a color spray (letter C = checked) and only these checked dogs will then be allowed to enter the starting area.

NOT COMPETING DOGS

Due to the possibility of infection, no other dogs will be accepted in the racing area without going through a veterinary check. If the dog pass positively the exam, this will be testified by a spray mark (letter V = visitor) made with a different colour from that used for competing dogs.

VETERINARY DOG INSPECTION DURING THE RACE

Clinical visits and controls of the competing dogs will be eventually done during and after each day of the event.

This will be done, in case of need, to evaluate the health condition of the dog (and possibly treat it), as requested by competitor, Veterinarians or ECF organization.

If a competitor refuses a veterinary control, he will be excluded from the event.

 

NOTES FOR FOREIGN COMPETITORS

FOR INFO ABOUT MOVEMENT OF DOGS AMONG EU MEMBER STATES, SEE EU OFFICIAL WEB SITE AT. http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:32013R0576

 

All foreign competitors must remember that when entering Italy with dogs (as well as when moving dogs into a EU Member State from another EU Member State) the following conditions must be met:

  • Marking - The dog must be marked by the implantation of a transponder (see technical specifications in Annex II to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013)
  • Passport and declaration - The dog must be accompanied by:
    • a passport (see model in Part 1 of Annex III to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2013) completed and issued by an authorised veterinarian documenting the alpha-numeric code displayed by the transponder, the details of the vaccination against rabies, and where applicable, the details of the treatment against Echinococcus multilocularis (*)
    • a written declaration signed by the owner, to carry out the movement of the animal on behalf of the owner, in the case where the movement of the animal is done under the responsibility of a person who is not the owner.
  • Vaccination against rabies - The dog must be vaccinated against rabies by an authorised veterinarian in accordance with Annex III to Regulation (EU) No 576/2013, as follows:
    • the animal was at least 12 weeks old at the date the vaccine was administered
    • the date of administration of the vaccine does not precede the date of marking or reading of the transponder
    • the period of validity of the vaccination starts not less than 21 days from the completion of the vaccination protocol for the primary vaccination, and any subsequent vaccination is carried out within the period of validity of the preceding vaccination.

 NB   Competitors re-entering Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta with dogs after the competition, must treat the dogs against the parasite Echinococcus multilocularis in accordance with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1152/2011, as follows:

  • the treatment must be administered by a veterinarian within a period of not more than 120 hours and not less than 24 hours before the time of scheduled re-entry to those above mentionated country
  • the treatment must be certified by the administering veterinarian in the relevant section of the passport with noted day and time of subministration
  • the treatment will be aivalable on request through ECF Vet team.

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AntiDoping

SLEDDOG and CANICROSS ITALIAN VETERINARY ASSOCIATION  (A.I.V.S. e C.)

DOPING FOR DOGS AT EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP ECF 2017

This document has been prepared by Dr. Sergio Maffi  -  vetecf2017@gmail.com

(Chief Veterinarian for ECF Championship 2017 canicross, bikejoring, scooter)

 

 

PRELIMINARY NOTES

 

In order to preserve the health and well-being of the dogs entered the European Championship ECF 2017 and in order to ensure sporting fairness and ethics of the event, during the Championship a Veterinarian of the ECF Vet Team will collect biological samples (e.g. Urine) from dogs in the race.

 

The sample collection criteria will be based on:

  • Specialty (canicross / bike / scooter)
  • Order of arrival (final arrival order or 1st or 2nd day partial arrival order )
  • Random pick
  • Targeted suspects

 

The samples, collected according to methods that prevent manipulations or alterations and ensure the integrity, will be examined in an anonymous way at the doping laboratories UNIRELAB in Milan by the ECF rules and following guidelines by WADA (World Anti Doping Agency). UNIRELAB is certified for the Quality Management System ISO 9001: 2008 - Cert. N ° 16941 and is affiliated with the Sleddog and Canicross Italian Veterinary Association as well as with the National Italian Kennel Club - ENCI.

DEFINITIONS

 

  1. The terms "PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES" identify those chemical substances, traceable in biological samples of dogs, whose intake is not allowed and whose activity is able to modify in any way and intensity athletic performance of dogs
  2. The term " PROHIBITED METHODS " identify the physical and medical procedures, whose use and application are not allowed and whose activity is able to modify in any way and intensity athletic performance of dogs
  3. The term "ALWAYS PROHIBITED" identify substances and methods whose use is never admitted, neither before nor during the course of the European Championship ECF. 
    N.B. The discovery of these substances in biological samples of the competing dogs (either accidentally taken or used for medical therapies or maliciously administered) and / or evidence of use of prohibited methods, are always considered doping. The dog and the competitor with a positive test for these substances, may be subject to disqualification, after possible counter-analysis.
  4. The terms  “PROHIBITED DURING THE RACE" identify substances and methods whose use is not allowed in the last 30 days prior to the European Championship ECF (from September 13 to October 12, 2017 included) or during its course (from 12 to October 15, 2017 included). 
    N.B. If these substances and / or methods had been used for therapeutic purposes (i.e. on prescription from a veterinarian) during the last month before the European Championship ECF, the competitor must submits to the Veterinarian in charge of doping controls, an hour before the pre-race veterinary examination of the dog, the "DECLARATION OF TREATMENT ". In case the dog is chosen for the doping control, this declaration will be taken in consideration in the assessment of the laboratory results.
  5. The terms "SUBSTANCES UNDER CONTROL" identify substances for which the therapeutic use, based on a veterinary prescription, is allowed during the ECF European Championship, provided the competitor submits to the Veterinarian in charge of doping controls, an hour before the pre-race veterinary examination of the dog, the "FORM OF EXEMPTION F" (in case of use of drugs) or " FORM OF EXEMPTION T" (in case of use of thyroid hormones)  N.B.  Findings in biological samples subjected to doping tests of these substances (even if used for medical therapies) is always considered doping if there has been no prior presentation of "FORMS OF EXEMPTION F or T".

 

FINAL NOTE ON THE FORMS TO BE SUBMITTED

 

The forms that competitors must present in case of use of drugs during the competition or in the last 30 days before it, must be filled in by a Veterinarian (before the ECF Championship) and submitted by the competitor to the Veterinarian in charge of doping controls, an hour before the pre-race veterinary examination of the dog, in 3 cases:

 

  1. The DECLARATION OF TREATMENT must be filled if the dog was treated in the month prior to the competition with SUBSTANCES OR METHODS PROHIBITED DURING THE RACE  (see ANNEX 1).
  2. The FORM OF EXEMPTION F must be filled if the dog is to be kept in therapy during the race with SUBSTANCES UNDER CONTROL  (see ANNEX 2).
  3. The FORM OF EXEMPTION T must be filled if the dog is to be kept in therapy during the race with THYROID HORMONES. The results of laboratory tests must also be attached  (see ANNEX 3)

N.B. The presentation of the "FORMS OF EXEMPTION F or T" or of the "DECLARATION OF TREATMENT" are mandatory in the cases described above, but does not automatically imply the dog's admission to the competition. The decision on admission to the competition will be taken, case by case, on the clinical presentation at of the moment of the pre-race examination, which is made to ascertain the health of the dog.

The Veterinarians in charge will evaluate in particular:

  • The data reported by Veterinarians on the FORMS, in relation to the conditions which led to the use (during the thirty days before the race)of substances or methods which are forbidden during the race, or in relation to the conditions which can motivate the use of substances under control, during the race itself.
  • The possible consequences on the health and welfare of the dog, treated or under treatment, in relation to the participation in the competition.
  • The possible consequences on the fairness of the event.

 

List of PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS and SUBSTANCES UNDER CONTROL

 

The substances and methods listed below are divided into:

 

PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS:

 

  • SUBSTANCES AND METHODS ALWAYS PROHIBITED
  • SUBSTANCES AND METHODS PROHIBITED DURING THE RACE

 

SUBSTANCES UNDER CONTROL (PERMITTED DURING THE RACE)

 

  PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS

 

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  • SUBSTANCES (AND THEIR METABOLITES) ALWAYS PROHIBITED

 

1. ANABOLIC STEROIDS AND SUBSTANCES HAVING SIMILAR EFFECT

2. HORMONES AND RELATED SUBSTANCES, HORMONE RELEASE FACTORS, HORMONES ANTAGONISTS

(OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED IN THE LIST OF 'SUBSTANCES UNDER CONTROL ")

3. BETA BLOCKERS

4. DIURETICS AND / OR OTHER “MASKING AGENTS”

5. OTHER SUBSTANCES WITH EFFECT SIMILAR TO THOSE ABOVE DEFINED

 

  • METHODS ALWAYS PROHIBITED

 

1. FORCED FEEDING OR WATERING

2. INCREASE OF BLOOD OXYGEN TRANSPORT (ES. AUTOHEMOTRANSFUSION)

 

 

A.II

 

  • SUBSTANCES (AND THEIR METABOLITES) PROHIBITED DURING THE RACE

 

1. ALCOHOL PER OS

2. LOCAL OR GENERAL ANESTHETICS

3. ANALGESICS (“PAINKILLERS”)

4. ANTIBIOTICS (OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED IN THE LIST OF “SUBSTANCES UNDER CONTROL”)

5. ANTICHOLINERGICS

6. ANTIHISTAMINES

7. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY

A. CORTICOSTEROIDS

B. NSAIDs

C. ANTIPROSTAGLANDINS

D. DMSO

8. BRONCHODILATORS AND BETA 2 AGONIST

9. IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS AND IMMUNOMODULATORS

10. MUSCLE RELAXANTS

11. DRUGS REDUCING GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY

12. SEDATIVES, NARCOTICS AND ANTIEPILEPTICS

13. COUGH SUPPRESSORS

14. STIMULANTS (INCLUDING CAFFEINE AND THEOBROMINE)

15. SUBSTANCES THAT HAVE THE SAME EFFECTS OF THOSE LISTED ABOVE

 

  • METHODS PROHIBITED DURING THE RACE

 

1. INTRAVENOUS FLUID

2. ACUPUNCTURE AND OTHER METHOD USED TO STIMULATE ACUPUNCTURE POINTS

3. THERAPY WITH INFRARED, ULTRASOUND, LASER, ELECTROMAGNETIC AND TENS EQUIPMENT

4. CHIROPRACTIC, OSTEOPATHIC AND OTHER TREATMENTS OF SPINAL MANIPULATION

5. REPLACEMENT OR CHEMICAL / PHYSICAL ALTERATION OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES TO BE TESTED

 

 

SUBSTANCES UNDER CONTROL (PERMITTED DURING THE RACE)

 

  1. ANTIBIOTICS PER OS OR INJECTABLE  (ONLY IF USED FOR SKIN WOUNDS)
  2. ANTIBIOTICS FOR TOPICAL USE (SOLUTIONS, OINTMENTS, GEL AND CREAM FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE; DROPS AND OINTMENTS FOR OPHTHALMIC USE; EAR DROPS, ETC.)
  3. ANTI- ACID AND ANTI GASTRIC ULCER PER OS (H2 RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST AND PROTON PUMP INHIBITORS) (ES. OMEPRAZOLE AND DERIVATIVES, RANITIDINE, CIMETIDINE, FAMOTIDINE, SUCRALFATE, ETC.)
  4. REPRODUCTIVE HORMONES, HORMONAL RELEASE FACTORS OR RELATED SUBSTANCES PER OS OR FOR INJECTIONS:
    1. HORMONES FOR INDUCTION OF TEMPORARY INFERTILITY IN FEMALE, PROVIDED NOT CONTAINING TESTOSTERONE
    2. HORMONES SIMILAR TO GNRH FOR INDUCTION OF TEMPORARY INFERTILITY IN MALE (ES. DESLORELIN)
    3. ESTROGEN FOR THE TREATMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE IN SPAYED FEMALE (ES. ESTRIOL)
    4. ESTROGEN FOR THE INDUCTION OF ABORTION IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL MATING (ES. ESTRADIOL)
    5. ANTIPROGESTINIC FOR INDUCTION OF ABORTION IN CASE OF ACCIDENTAL MATING (ES. AGLEPRISTONE)
    6. PROLACTIN INHIBITORS FOR THE SUPRESSION OF LACTATION (ES. CABERGOLINE, BROMOCRIPTINE, METERGOLINE)
    7. HORMONES ANTIANDROGENS FOR TREATMENT OF BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY (ES. OSATERONE)
  5. THYROID HORMONE (*)

 

(*) EXPLANATORY NOTE ON THE USE OF THYROID HORMONE:

 

The oral use of thyroid hormones before and during the race, due to a specific prescription of the attending veterinarian for dogs with thyroid diseases, is allowed only if, at least one hour prior to the pre-race veterinary inspection:

 

  • The FORM OF EXEMPTION T is presented to the Chief Veterinary, together with a laboratory reports bearing the identification of the subject being treated and the identification data of the laboratory itself.

The laboratory reports must include the values ​​determined for T4, Free T4 and cTSH:

  1. at the time of diagnosis (values ​​that must be lower than the minimum limit indicated as normal range by the laboratory)
  2. at least 4 weeks after the start of hormone therapy (values ​​that must not be higher than the maximum limit set as normal range by the laboratory).

 

 

NB   Scientific research has shown that dogs like "Alaskan Husky" have lower physiological hormone levels (particularly in the period of training and competition) compared to standard values ​​for other breeds (* / **).

The range for these subjects, according to the literature mentioned below, are the following

 

T4 = 5.3 to 40.3 nmol / L (0:41 to 3:13 ug / dL)

Free T4 = from 3.0 to 24.0 pmol / L (0.23-1.86 ng / dL)

cTSH = 8.0 to 37.0 mU / L (0.1-0.68 ng / mL)

 

For these subjects the veterinarian will take into consideration the therapeutic use of thyroid hormones only if the detection of laboratory values ​​below the minimum, as described above, was accompanied by actual clinical hypothyroidism suspicious symptoms.

 

 

* Effects of racing and nontraining on plasma thyroid hormone Concentrations in sled dogs. Lee JA, Hinchcliff KW, Piercy RJ, Schmidt KE, Nelson S Jr.J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2004 Jan 15; 224 (2): 226-31.

** Alterations in thyroid hormone Concentrations in healthy sled dogs before and after athletic conditioning. Evason MD, Carr AP, Taylor SM, Waldner CL.Am J Vet Res. 2004 Sea; 65 (3): 333-7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

 

THE SUBSTANCES LISTED BELOW CAN BE USED BEFORE AND/OR DURING THE COMPETITION WITHOUT PRESENTING ANY OF THE ABOVE FORMS, AS LONG AS THEY DO NOT CONTAIN SUBSTANCES LISTED AMONG THOSE “ALWAYS PROHIBITED” OR “PROHIBITED DURING THE RACE”.

 

ALL COMPETITORS MUST BE AWARE THAT SOME OF THESE SUBSTANCES MAY HOWEVER COINTAIN PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES (EVEN IF NOT LISTED IN THE DECLARATION OF INGREDIENTS) WHICH CAN CAUSE A POSITIVE DOPING TEST.

 

  • INSECT REPELLENTS, INSECTICIDES, ACARICIDES
  • ANTIHELMINTICS
  • NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS
  • JOINT  PROTECTION SUPPLEMENTS PER OS
  • PREBIOTICS AND PROBIOTICS
  • ANTIDIARRHEAL ADSORBENTS (es. bentonite, kaolin, pectin, montmorillonite, etc.)
  • SOLUTIONS, OINTMENTS, POWDER, GEL AND CREAM FOR DERMATOLOGICAL USE
  • SOLUTIONS, OINTMENTS, OIL, GEL AND CREAM FOR MASSAGE
  • DROPS AND OINTMENTS FOR OPHTHALMIC USE
  • EAR DROPS
  • “NATURAL”, HERBAL, HOMEOPATHIC, “TRADITIONALCHINESE” REMEDIES, SUPPLEMENTS AND DRUGS

 

IN CASE THE COMPETITOR NEEDS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DOPING CONTROL RULES, PLEASE CONTACT THE ECF 2017 CHIEF VETERINARIAN  (dr Sergio Maffi), VIA EMAIL:   

vetecf2017@gmail.com

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VETERINARY TEAM

 

  • SERGIO MAFFI  (I)   -   ECF 2017  Chief Veterinarian

 

Qualification:  Degree in Veterinary medicine and surgery at Milan University

Work:  Veterinarian at  “Clinica Veterinaria Maffi” - Palazzolo BS (Italy)

Language:  italian, english

Professional activities and interests:

  • General and orthopedic surgery, sporting dog medicine and emergency care
  • Surgery for stray dogs (Volunteer campaign in South Africa, India, Romania, Spain)
  • Chief Vet and race Vet at international canicross races and sprint /stage  sleddog races
  • Chief Vet at international long distance sleddog races  (Bergebyløpet, Polardistans, Vildmarksracet)
  • Race Vet at international long distance sleddog races (Yukon Quest, Finnmarksløpet, Femundsløpet, Amundsenrace, Beaver trap trail, Hudson Bay Quest)
  • CSEN - CINOFILIA  CANICROSS  Chief Veterinarian
  • WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) Doping Control Officer
  • AIM  (Italian Mushers Association) Past Vice-President 

 

  • JORGE LUQUE  (Spagna)

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Qualification: 

  • Degree in Veterinary medicine and surgery at Cordoba University (Spagna)
  • Diplome in Acupuncture and Tradicional Chinese Medicine  by IVAS
  • Certified in Canine Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy by FORVET
  • Certified Chiropractor (AIQA)

Work:

  • Chief veterinarian and responsible for the rehabilitation and physiotherapy service of Veterinary Clinics El Dogo Azul in Marbella(Málaga,España)
  • Head Vet responsible of the rehabilitation service physiotherapy, sports medicine and alternative therapies at the Hospital Animal Blue Care in Mijas (Málaga, Spain).

Lingua:  spanish, english, french

Attività professionali e interessi:

  • Collaborating professor in the Masters of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation of the Complutense University of Madrid; Collaborating professor in training courses for veterinarians at the Master of Forvet for Rehabilitation, physiotherapy and sports medicine; Collaborating professor in the postgraduate masters of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine of IVAS Spain; Academic teacher at the training courses of Technical Veterinary Assistants of Efive. (School of International Veterinary Training)
  • Chief Vet at national canicross races (Andalucia Championship) and Agility events
  • Chief Vet at international long distance sleddog races (Soria unlimited) and long distance dryland races (Spain XL)
  • Race Vet at international stages sleddog races (Pirena) and international long distance sleddog race (Finnmarksløpet, Femundsløpet, Bergebyløpet, Polardistans, Vildmarksracet)

 

  • ASHLEY BERESFORD  (SA)

 

Qualification: Degree in Veterinary medicine and surgery at Grenada - West Indies University

Work: Veterinarian at Mintlaw Veterinary Clinic in Scotland (UK)

Language: english

Professional activities and interests:

  • General medicine and emergency surgery
  • Vet at canicross races
  • Vet at long distance sleddog races  (Finnmarksløpet, Femundsløpet)

 

 

  • SARA CARETTI  (I)

 

Qualification:

  • Degree in Veterinary medicine and surgery at Milan University
  • Master in Veterinary Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation of small animals at University of Pisa
  • Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner (CCRP) at University of Tennessee
  • Certified Chiropractor (IVCA) approved by the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association

Work: Veterinarian at  “Clinica Veterinaria CMV - Varese” (Italy)

Language: italian, english

Professional activities and interests:

  • General surgery, emergency and intensive care
  • Rehabilitation, Cross-training and Chiropractic
  • Vet at canicross races and agility events
  • Vet at long distance sleddog races  (Femundsløpet, Polardistans)

 

 

  • ADELMO ROSSIN  (I)

 

Qualification:

  • Degree in Veterinary medicine and surgery at Parma University
  • Master in Small animal behaviour at Pisa University

Work: Freelance Veterinarian in various Veterinary clinics (Italy)

Language: italian, english

Professional activities and interests:

  • Laser therapy and sporting dog medicine
  • General and behavioural medicine
  • Vet at  canicross races and sprint / middle distance sleddog races
  • Vet at long distance sleddog races  (Polardistans)

 

 

  • ANA RITA RUAS DOS SANTOS  (P)

 

Qualification:

  • Degree in Veterinary medicine and surgery at Lisbon University
  • Master in Biology at Evora University

Work: Distriktsveterinär in Säffle (Sweden)

Language: portuguese, english, swedish

Professional activities and interests:

  • General medicine and surgery
  • Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
  • Vet at long distance sleddog races (Finnmarksløpet, Femundsløpet)

 

 

 

  • ROBERTO SCARCELLA  (I)

 

Qualification:

  • Degree in Veterinary medicine and surgery at Bologna University
  • Master in Small animal behaviour at Pisa University

Work: Veterinarian in his own Veterinary Clinic - Rome (Italy)

Language: italian, english

Professional activities and interests:

  • General and behavioural medicine
  • Surgery for stray dogs (Volunteer campaign in South Africa, India, Romania, Greece)
  • Vet at  canicross races and sprint sleddog races
  • Vet at long distance sleddog races (Polardistans, Finnmarksløpet, Femundsløpet, Bergebyløpet, Vildmarksracet, Hudson Bay Quest)

 

 

  • CHRISTELLE VERNEX-LOZET  (F)

 

Qualification:

  • Degree in Veterinary medicine and surgery at Lyon University
  • Degree in canine sport medicine and physiotherapy at Maison d’Alfort UMES University

Work: Veterinarian in various veterinary clinics (France)

Language: french, english

Professional activities and interests:

  • Internal medicine, hematology and biochemistry, sport medicine, physiotherapy
  • Vet at canicross events
  • Vet at stage / long distance sleddog races (La Grande Odyssee, Polardistans)

 

 

  • COLLABORATING VETERINARIANS

 

  • ROBERTA MARCHINA
  • MASSIMO DE VITTOR
  • STEFANO ROSINA
  • MARIA LENTINI
  • FEDERICA BIZZOCCHI

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