Fur Animal Research Letter (FCUSA)

September 2011

  • The effects of estradiol and catecholestrogens on uterine glycogen metabolism in mink (Neovison vison)
  • Sequencing of Aleutian mink disease virus – a preliminary report
  • Influenza in mink
  • Naturally occurring influenza A virus (H1N2) infection in a US Midwest mink ranch

February 2011

  • A letter from Dr. Hugh Hildebrandt
  • AD research update
  • Evaluation of sodium bisulfate as a replacement for phosphoric acid in a conventional mink ranch diet
  • Effects of moderate diet restriction on reproductive longevity in mink females
  • Dual identification of Aleutian disease virus (ADV) IgG and IgM antibodies in mink blood by lateral flow immunoassay with two test lines
  • Selection for low blood gamma globulin in mink naturally exposed to the Aleutian mink disease virus

October 2009, Vol. 17, No. 3

  • Mink disease: Basic research
  • Genotype-environment interaction of mink
  • Effect of excess dietary sulfur-containing amino acids on digestibility in mink

June 2009, Vol. 17, No. 2

  • Diet protein in mink gestation
  • Mink virus enteritis
  • Sodium-bisulfate, ammonium chloride, benzoic and adipic acid in the feed for 28-56 day old mink kits

March 2009, Vol. 17, No. 1

  • Aleutian disease virus dipstick test
  • The influence of body condition on breeding results and early kit mortality
  • Rare genetic diseases

December 2008, Vol. 16, No. 4

  • Convulsions in mink
  • Individual differences in the behavior of mink: How does variation in activity (specially stereotypic behavior) reflect degree of adaptation to typical farm conditions?
  • Development of an animal model for staphylococcal enterotoxicosis
  • Feeding uncooked pork byproducts can lead to salmonella abortions
  • Enteritis in mink kits prior to weaning

September 2008, Vol. 16, No. 3

  • Recent progress in research program activities, by Dr. Kirsti Rouvinen-Watt, Nova Scotia Agricultural College: Blood sugar regulations in mink females during the reproductive cycle; Effects of body condition on lipid and glucose metabolism in mink; Mink fatty liver disease – causes and metabolic consequences
  • Pseudomonas pneumonia in mink in Rogaland, Norway – Medical and practical aspects throughout an outbreak in 2006
  • Mink and "mad cow disease"
  • Effects of climbing cages and group size on behavior and production in juvenile mink

June 2008, Vol. 16, No. 2

  • Mink virus enteritis: Its first occurrence
  • Maximizing mink kit survival
  • The early history of epizootic catarrhal gastroenteritis (ECG)
  • Revival of apparently lifeless mink kits at birth
  • Enteritis in mink kits prior to weaning