Yukon Vet: One Angry Muskox facts

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Equine infectious anemia (EIA) is a viral disease in horses which has no vaccine or treatment.

During a Yukon winter the average daily high temperature is below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.

One of the largest populations of musk-ox, a species that can be traced back some 90,000 years in North America, can be found in the Northwestern Territories.

Musk-ox bulls will give a warning by rubbing their scent gland against the ground or their forelegs before they charge.

The qiviut, an under-layer coat, is eight times warmer than sheep's wool and helps protect the musk-ox during frigid Yukon winters.

Respiratory infections, congestive heart failure, and respiratory tract tumors can be some of the causes for a bad cough in a dog.

A spasm of prolonged coughing for dogs that occurs at night may indicate heart disease.

In Alaska, you don’t need a license for sport fishing, but non-residents under 16 years old do need a hunting permit.

Caribou, also known as reindeer, are members of the deer family, and both female and males grow antlers.

In 2013, 74 permit-hunting applications were granted, out of thousands, in the Yukon Territory for caribou hunting. Dr. Oakley's daughter Sierra was one of them.

An adult caribou can weigh over 400 pounds.

Caribou flourish on the open tundra of the Yukon Territory where the wide spaces allow them to see predators from a great distance.

During the summer, caribou migrate so that the young can find new food to help them grow fat for the winter.

Caribou meat is leaner than beef because they do not store very much fat in their muscle tissue.

Each caribou foot has four hoofed "toes." When walking in snow, these toes spread out to make it easier to walk in the snow.

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