DeeDee Jonrowe Goes Hi-Tech

There’s an interesting article in today’s Alaska Dispatch about DeeDee Jonrowe, one of the Iditarod’s most popular mushers. Jonrowe mushed her first race in 1980. She has completed 28 Iditarods, with 2 second place finishes and 15 top ten finishes.

The article describes how she’s working with a medical imaging service called Raven Infrared to “map” her dogs and create a digital library of them showing areas of increased blood flow. Such areas could suggest the early stages of injury–for example, where a dog is pulling too hard or having some other difficulty. Such information allows a musher or veterinarian to catch problems early and address them before they become serious.

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