Animal Welfare

Dear Mushers, 
veterinary checks will take place on Thursday, Nov. 23. on stake out area. Please check the stake out plan by country:

A total of 5 teams of veterinarians and volunteers – junior veterinary technicians will control the health of your dogs and will check that all animal welfare conditions are met for the dogs to take part in the competition and also accompanying dogs.
Please be ready with the chipping lists ifss_chipping_list, one list for each class, and return these lists to the veterinarians during the check. Competitors have to present dogs with their passports.

Here you can check the time of vet control of each country team ( please treat the time with some reserve):

The order of VET CHECK on Thursday23rd of November 2017
9:00 -11:00
ANDORA
ARGENTINA
AUSTRIA
BELARUS
BELGIUM
CANADA
CHILE
CZECHREP.
DENMARK
ESTONIA
FINLAND

11:00-13 :00
FRANCE
GERMANY
GREAT BRITAIN

13:00- 13:30 break

13:30-15:00
HUNGARY
ITALY
LATVIA
LITHUANIA
MEXICO
NETHERLANDS
NORWAY

15:00-17:00
POLAND
RUSSIA
SLOVAKIA

17:00-18:30
SLOVENIA
SPAIN
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
UKRAINE
UNITEDSTATES

Vaccinations

In connection with questions concerning vaccination of dogs participating at the IFSS World Championships Dryland 2017 we inform that:

All dogs, including the ones that are not competing, must be vaccinated according to Polish law

– they must be vaccinated against rabies.

The anti-rabies vaccine must comply with requirements indicated in Annex III of the Regulation 576/2013

– they must have a pet passport

issued by a veterinarian authorized by the competent authority certifying valid anti-rabies vaccination, or revaccination, if applicable.

The date of vaccination does not precede the date of application of the transponder or the date of reading of the transponder or the tattoo indicated in the appropriate section of the identification document.

The period of validity of the vaccination starts from the establishment of protective immunity, which shall not be less than 21 days from the completion of the vaccination protocol required by the manufacturer for the primary vaccination, and continues until the end of the period of protective immunity.

Moreover we inform about vaccinations RECOMMENDED by organisers for dogs participating in the World Championships. According to the sleddog sports PASS rules:

„… All dogs present in the competition area must have valid vaccinations against rabies, canine distemper, infectious hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis and kennel cough and be clinically healthy. Vaccinations not older than one year are considered valid. All dogs present in the competition area must be dewormed (at least 6 months prior to competition) and this fact must be confirmed in medical documentation …”

If you still have doubts, write directly to Chief veterinarian Malgorzata Szmurlo goskaszmurlo@wp.pl

 

Participants shall meet the applicable requirements as per the IFSS RR Part VI

If you are traveling to Poland from an EU country:
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FROM EU

If you are traveling to Poland from outside the EU:
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FROM THIRD COUNTRIES

LIST OF CHECK POINTS

DECLARATION

 

We would like to present on our web site information about
project conducted in the Department of Parasitology,
University of Warsaw. Project is focused on the detection of filariae in dog blood- to estimate present geographical range and to compare genetic variability across Europe, with the special focus on Baltic countries (new area of the expansion).

Project coordinator dr hab. Anna Bajer, Prof. UW, anabena@biol.uw.edu.pl

Anna is our musher, you can find her on stake out during the WCh race.

Scientific project on Dirofilaria parasite in Europe- present distribution and genetic variation

We encourage dog owners for the participation in scientific project conducted in the Department of Parasitology, University of Warsaw. Project is focused on the detection of filariae in dog blood- to estimate present geographical range and to compare genetic variability across Europe, with the special focus on Baltic countries (new area of the expansion). Dirofilaria worms are dangerous parasites, transmitted by mosquitoes and resistant to ‘normal’ deworming treatment. Protect your dog and yourself! Details of the project are here

Participation is free of charge – you will be asked to sign consent form and to allow blood collection from your dogs by our veterinarians. The costs of molecular detection of Dirofilaria DNA in the blood (about 50 eu/ sample) are covered by our research project.

If you are interested, please contact our vet: dr Ewa Mierzejewska via e-mail:

e.mierzejewska@biol.uw.edu.pl, to make agreement how many dogs/ samples you want to check and when (sampling will be possible from Thu, 23rd Nov till Sun, 26th Nov.)

Any questions? Ask project coordinator: dr hab. Anna Bajer, Prof. UW, anabena@biol.uw.edu.pl

WCH 2017 IFSS Dryland Facebook