Vaccin etc – Information

Participants responsibility

All participants in Beaver Trap Trail mid and long-distance race who import dogs to Sweden from other countries are solely responsible to know the rules and regulations for import. Information can be found on the following web-sites:

Read more˃˃˃ Information from Jordbruksverket

Read more˃˃˃ Information from Mattilsynet, Norge

Read more˃˃˃ Information from Evira, Finland


All dogs coming from other countries then Sweden and Norway must have a valid Rabies vaccination. All dogs, regardless their land of origin, must be vaccinated against puppy disease, Parvo and infectious liver disease. Vaccination for puppy disease (D) must be given after the dog has turned one year-old, even if they received the same vaccination prior to turning one-year old.

Vaccinations may not be older than four-years old on the day of racing.

Vaccination should be done at least 14 days before the start of the race and Rabies at least 21 days before start. It is also recommended that participating dogs are vaccinated against parainfluenza (kennel cough) (according to national rules in Sweden).


Deworming regulations have been changed from previous years as echinococos have been found on several locations in Sweden. Therefore Sweden cannot be considered free of the Worm anymore. Still, it is recommended to deworm dogs which are likely to have been into contact with rodents, such as mice before entering Sweden.

From 1 May 2013 new rules apply for dogs traveling from Sweden (and any other country) to Norway. Dogs need to have been dewormed against echinococos. Deworming has to been given 1-5 days before entrance to Norway, administered and documented by a veterinarian in the dog’s EU Passport.

Demand for deworming against echinococos for dogs from Sweden applies even for entering countries like Finland, UK, Ireland and Malta. Deworming should have been administered 24-120 hours before entering the country. It is no longer possible to deworm directly after passing the border.

The Veterinarians for Beaver Trap Trail are available to help with the administering of the deworming and signing of the Passports of the dogs, free of charge, on the condition that the musher provides the dewormingtablets. (We recommend that you purchase the deworming tablets prior beforehand as we cannot guarantee the pharmacy in Strömsund has sufficient in stock)

Doping – medicine

As a general rule, all medications for dogs, as well as doping of dogs and the driver, is prohibited. When a participant is caught with medication in the sled (or on their person), the participant runs the risk of being disqualified. Many medications have also quarantine rules, which means that those cannot be given a certain number of days before a race. For details about medications of dogs, see the website of not in english). Here you find the Swedish anti-doping rules (in swedish) and ATC-list with medication and actual quarantine

In the case of permissible medications, please contact the race marshal in good time before the race to avoid misunderstanding.

 Note: The Swedish anti-doping regulations are tougher than the common set of rules for IFSS.

Pet passport

Pet passport for every individual dog is required to enter Sweden.

From 29 decmber 2014 new rules apply in EU: For more information please visit the Jordbruksverkets website here

From 1 May 2013. Entry to Norway with 5 or more dogs requires a health certificate, which is provided by veterinarians approved by the Norwegian Food Department (Mattilsynet). The certificate is valid for 4 months. Before departure to Norway the dogs are to be checked by a veterinarian within 24 hours and the veterinarian has to document the execution of the Control in the dog’s Passport.

The veterinarians for Beaver Trap Trail offer this service for free, directly after the race. Please inform race officials at the registration if you need a Health certificate after the race.