Preliminary Necropsy Results - Yuka Honda

Thursday, February 9, 2017

This morning at 3:59am, Yuka Honda reported to Yukon Quest Race Officials a dog on her team had expired a few miles outside of Dawson City. 

Head Veterinarian Cristina (Nina) Hansen, DVM, PhD reports that preliminary necropsy results for Yuka Honda’s expired dog, Firefly, showed an enlarged heart and that he ingested several booties. 

Firefly was a six-year-old intact male in good body condition. 

Final results are expected to be released in the next two weeks.