The Fan Hitch Volume 2, Number 4, August 2000

Newsletter of the Inuit Sled Dog

Table of Contents

From the Editor
Raising Sled Dogs
The Good, the Bad and the ‘Eskimo’ Dog
The Russian Connection
Honoured Symbol Under Fire
Iqaluit Team Owner Speaks Out
The Homecoming
Niels Pedersen, D.V.M:
Challenging Folk Remedies
Janice Howls:
Maintaining the ISD Roots
Book Review: 
Portrait of Antarctica
First Hand Account:
Exploration of Antarctica
Dog Ownership in Modern Society
Baking: Carnivore Brownies
Behaviour Notebook:
 Silent and Induced Heat
ISDI Summit Postponed
Memorable Inuit Dog Encounters

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ISDI Summit Postponed for This Year

by Sue Hamilton

It is with much regret that Geneviève and I have agreed to POSTPONE this year's plans to have a gathering in conjunction with the annual meeting of the International Sled Dog Veterinary Medical Association to be held, presumably, in Green Bay, Wisconsin this October.  While I am certain the ISDVMA officers and program coordinators are working hard on their plans, they had not yet posted an agenda to their web site at  <> as of August 26th. Without this information, we don't know if the program they are planning will be of interest to ISDI enthusiasts to supplement what we would like to plan for our summit.  I haven't even been advised as to whether or not one of my suggested  banquet speakers was accepted.  The ISDI is still not prepared to "go it alone", especially with so little time before what was to be our desired date (this October).  So we will consider a date and a venue for sometime in 2001.  In the mean time please consider what you would like to see as part of a summit meeting and forward your suggestions to either Geneviève or me.

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