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Briefs from Svalbardposten for the week of April 12, 2016


Unauthorized dogs face euthanization upon arrival
People arriving in Svalbard with dogs without obtaining the necessary permission and vaccinations risk having the animal euthanized, according to a Norwegian Food Safety Authority official who said one owner faced that situation during the past weekend.

Dog ‘flu’ epidemic deals devastating blow to Svalbard during peak dogsledding season


An epidemic of a respiratory infection known as kennel cough has spread to a large percentage of Longyearbyen’s dog population during the past couple of weeks – and is expected to infect nearly all canines before subsiding during the next several weeks – resulting in drastic reductions of dogsledding tours and other related activities during the height of the spring tourism season.