POLARDISTANS 2018

WSA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LONGDISTANS

3 - 9 mars

Irene Hansen

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Ida Vähäsalo

PD300 8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Peter Hultgren

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Jean-Luc Dawans

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Belgium

Siegbert Zertani

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Morten Normann Olsen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Ida Törnwall

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Ryan Reader

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Great Britain

Rinaldo Marioli

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Italy

Tina Lindhardsen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Beni Singer

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Switzerland

Emeli Sundberg

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Angelika Dietrich

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Klaus Barth

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Ulrica Öhman

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Claus Persson

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Sandra Tellström

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Tobias Eliasson

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Anders Bo Larsen

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Åshild Hveem

PD300 – 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Astrid Klevmoen

PD300 – 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Anette Kvale Rye

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Norway

Manfred Witschel

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Hendrik Stachnau

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Germany

Lene Hagen Laustsen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Per Hagen Laustsen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Steven Frigaard

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Léoty Arnaud

Reload PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Kim John Hansen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Lars Jämtsved

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Joakim Persson

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Torbjörn Tellström

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Roger Alm

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

David Nord Ax

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Dominik Winkler

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Austria

Eric Martinez

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Fransisco Hed

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Simon Skårstedt

Reload PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Michael Sander Karstensen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Kim Cerny

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Lothar Reinshagen

PD300 12 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Malin Sundin Grindal

PD300 12 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Allan Bog

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Trannois Guy

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

France

Geir Johansen

PD160 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Jean-Pierre Busio

PD300 12 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Tina Langstrup

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Denmark

Cecilia Almén

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Ida Andersson

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Agneta Nilsson Hörnlund

PD300 – 8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Roger Massardier

PD300 – 1-4 Dogs Pulka

France

Angi Bühlmann

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome C

Switzerland

Fredrik Persson

PD160 - 6-8 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Linda Lindquist

PD160 6 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Daniel Fellmann

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Kenneth Monsen

PD300 12 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Farcy Ludovic

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

France

Syver Ole Eggen

PD160 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Jennie Kraft Hult

PD160 6 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Ilze Dombrovska

PD160 6 Dogs Nome C

Latvia

Andreas Barth

PD300 8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Inger Kirstin Sandanbråten

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Frank Daams

PD160 – 8 Dogs Nome C

Netherlands

Sverre N. Moe

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Hans-Richard Beck

PD160 8 Dogs Nome C

Germany

Kim Rinke Jensen

PD160 6 Dogs Nome B

Denmark

Gunnar Olsen

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Tony Elliot Christoffersen

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Denmark

Hågen Bjørgum

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Norway

Catherine Fontaine

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

France

Tobias Polinelli

PD300 - 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Switzerland

Michael Meyer

PD300 - 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Austria

Gösta Karlberg

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Sweden

Christer Afséer

PD300 - 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Hendrik Emanelsson

PD300 - 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Bernt Flatnes

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Giordano Tarara

PD300 - 12 Dogs Nome C

Italy

Jaromir Hurych

PD160 – 6 Dogs Nome B

Czech Republic

Berit Irene Smestad

PD160 - 1-4 Dogs Pulka

Norway

Frits Bakker

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Sweden

Eveline Koch

PD160 8 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Niklas Olsson

PD160 6 Dogs Nome C

Sweden

Grzegorz Linda

PD300 – 8 Dogs Nome C

Poland

Jo Inge Fuglesreg

PD300 8-12 Dogs Nome B

Norway

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Dog Care

  • Published: Friday, 08 December 2017 10:54
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DOG CARE

The organizer of Polardistans puts great importance to everyone to take good care of their dogs and to follow the rules and requirements from the authorities. Although it is a demanding race, dog care may never be compromised with.


The organizer of Polardistans put the dogs and mushers safety first and this is a job that everyone helps with. To address this we follow the regulations that exist and also the following points.


Before starting:
  • All dogs must be marked with a chip.
  • All dogs must be vaccinated.
  • Veterinary check up of all dogs.
  • Attendance at the mandatory musher/handler meeting where dog care is emphasized.
  • Control of emergency supplies and socks for the dogs.
  • Control of the mandatory equipment.


Control of dogs at checkpoints:
  • Veterinary available around the clock during the race.
  • The organization provides straw and water on all the checkpoints.
  • Snowmobile with rescue sled is in standby mode at checkpoint for the rescue of injured dogs and mushers.
  • At the checkpoint there is a place for taking care of dogs.
  • At start and finish there is a place for doping control and care of dogs. Please notice that the Swedish anti doping regulations often are tougher than in many other countries.
  • In case of dogs being taken out of the team, the organization ensures that there is a veterinary check of the dogs.
  • The musher/handler will be advised by a vet for all dogs taken out of the team.
  • It is the handlers responsibility that the dogs that are picked out from the race are transported from the checkpoint.
  • Judge who oversees the dog care.

After crossing the finish line:
  • Veterinary check of all the dogs.
  • Prize for best dog care awarded on both races.

DOG IN CAR

Dog that during the race is taken into a car, a house or similar cannot continue the race.

DEAD DOG
If a dog dies during the race, it must be transported to the checkpoint or the finish area. The dog should be carried in the sled and be covered upon arrival at checkpoint/finish area.. Upon arrival the musher shall contact a veterinarian, race marshal, race judge or checkpoint manager. If possible, the musher or his handler, shall inform a veterinarian or the race organizers that a dog has died before the team reaches the checkpoint/finish area. If possible, the dog can be picked up at an agreed place. The musher can continue in the competition if the first check clearly shows that the dog has died of causes other than neglect.

VACCINATION
The Chief Veterinarian and the Organizers of Polardistans have decided that the race must complies with EU rules concerning movement of dogs, with Swedish Board of Agriculture regulations and with Swedish Kennel Club rules.
With regard to mandatory and/or suggested vaccinations, considering the actual epidemiological conditions for transmittable dog diseases in Sweden and after discussing with local Veterinarians about the low risk for such diseases during winter time, in the area where Polardistans is held, competitors must be aware that:
  1. Vaccination against rabies is mandatory for alldogs coming from other countries than Sweden and Norway.

    Rabies vaccination must have been done after the microchip is implanted; dogs from abroad are allowed to entry in Sweden at least after 21 days of waiting period from the vaccination date.

    In case of booster vaccination for Rabies, there is no waiting period, as long as the previous vaccination had not expired when the booster was given.

    Dogs presented for registration at Polardistans after the official expiring date of Rabies vaccination (as reported on the EU passport and specified by the manufacturer of the vaccine) will not be allowed to take part to the race.

    Note that the administered vaccine should be approved in the country of origin of the dog and it may therefore have different official validity periods and expiring dates in different countries, as reported on each dog’s passport

  2. Vaccination against Distemper is mandatory for all dogs and is valid, after at least one booster has been done in a 2 to 3 weeks period, until the expiration date of the last booster (as specified by the manufacturer of the vaccine and reported on the EU passport or on the the “Vaccination booklet” issued by a Veterinarian).

    The last vaccination for Distemper has to be done at least fourteen (14) days before the race.

  3. Vaccination against Leptospiros is not mandatory, although suggested.

  4. Vaccinations against Parvovirus infection, Canine hepatitis, Parainfluenza  and  ”Kennel cough” (i.e. against Parainfluenza virus + Bordetella bronchiseptica) are not mandatory although highly recommended.


To avoid problems when passing the Swedish border or at the registration table of Polardistans, competitors are asked to get informations about vaccines validity from their Veterinarian, well in advance before leaving their country !


Competitors must also remember that:

  • All dogs must be ID-marked with a microchip that has to be 15 digit long and ISO 11784/11785 compliant.
  • If your dog's microchip is not ISO compliant, then you can either bring your own microchip scanner or ask your Veterinarian to give your dog a compliant microchip before the race.
  • If your dog has 2 microchips, the number and implant dates of both microchips must be documented on the EU passport or on the “Vaccination booklet” issued by a Veterinarian.
  • Dogs that pass the border to enter in Sweden and compete at Polardistans must have a valid EU passport for pets and must be reported to customs.
  • Dogs that were born and always lived in Sweden can have a valid “Vaccination booklet” (issued by a Veterinarian) instead of EU passport.
  • Dogs travelling from an EU-related country which do not issue passports must travel with form E9.207.
  • A tapeworm treatment is not required when entering Sweden from any country, but dogs entering in or returning to Norway after Polardistans must be treated by a Veterinarian within the last 24-120 hours prior to  passing the border and the treatment has to be documented in the EU pet’s passport.
  • The veterinarian team of Polardistans offers a free certification in the dogs passports for the participating dogs provided that the musher bring the deworming tablets. Särna only has a very small pharmacy with limited opening hours, we therefore recommend that you bring the needed deworming tablets with you to Särna.


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Address / Directions

Polardistans

 

Särnavägen 106 790 90 Särna Sverige
Coordinates

 

System RT90
Särna Camping x 6844961 y 1359389

 

System WGS84 Latitude Longitude
Särna Camping N 61° 41' 34.74" E 13° 8' 51.90" icon-map-marker

Bank

BG 5574-8404
Polardistans
IBAN NO: SE58 8000 0836 8398 4336 6932
BIC/SWIFT: SWEDSESS.
Enter the name, address, telephone number and email address on the payment.

Billing address:
SPHK (Svenska Polarhundklubben)
C/O Paulsson
Nygårdsvägen 114-0
23191 Trelleborg
Sweden

Org. Nr. : 883201-1046




Service

Entry with dogs:
Tullverket - Swedish side in EN
Jordbruksverket - Swedish side in EN
Swedish Embassy/London - English site


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