MEDIA ADVISORY

Thursday, February 18, 2016

At approximately 3:00pm on February 17, 2016, Head Veterinarian Cristina (Nina) Hansen, DVM, PhD received a phone call from the Carmacks checkpoint with the information that Polar, a dog on Sébastien Dos Santos Borges’ team, had expired.

Preliminary necropsy results showed acute gastric (stomach) hemorrhage. The dog was in excellent body condition and appeared to have been well cared for; there were no signs of mistreatment.

Final results are expected to be available to Sébastien Dos Santos Borges in the next two weeks.