Fur Animal Research Letter (FCUSA)

July 2021

  • Prevalence, distribution and molecular epidemiology of Aleutian mink disease virus, mink enteritis virus and other parvoviruses in wild mink of British Columbia

April 2021

  • Dietary supplementation of Ascophylum nodosum improved kidney function of mink challenged with Aleutian mink disease virus
  • Effects of dietary kelp (Ascophylum nodosum) supplementation on survival rate and reproductive performance of mink challenged with Aleutian mink disease virus
  • Dose response of black American mink to Aleutian mink disease virus
  • Evaluation of Growth Curve Models for Body Weight in American Mink
  • Tail Tip Hair Loss in Mink a Case Report
  • Opportunities for genomic selection in American mink: A simulation study
  • Detection of selection signatures for response to Aleutian mink disease virus infection in American mink
  • Linkage Disequilibrium, Effective Population Size and Genomic Inbreeding Rates in American Mink Using Genotyping-by-Sequencing Data
  • Selection for Favorable Health Traits: A Potential Approach to Cope with Diseases in Farm Animals
  • Fat liver syndrome in the mink—preliminary proof of dialogue between adipose tissue and liver through extracellular vesicles as a cause of hepatic lipid accumulation
  • Orotic acid-treated hepatocellular carcinoma cells resist steatosis by modification of fatty acid metabolism

February 2020

  • Mink Industry Byproduct Report
  • Aleutian mink disease virus and related viruses in British Columbia wildlife
  • Aleutian Disease Virus (ADV) Heating Study
  • Development of Genetic Markers for Detection of Aleutian Disease Resistance
  • Additional foraging elements reduce abnormal behaviour – fur-chewing and stereotypic behaviour – in farmed mink
  • Determination of the Genetic Component of Fur-Chewing in Chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera)and Its Economic Impact

June 2019

  • Application of Molecular Methods to the Study of Infectious Diseases in the Mink Industry.
  • A Comparison Between Intraperitoneal Injection and Intranasal and Oral Inoculation of Mink with Aleutian Mink Disease Virus
  • Dam Characteristics Associated with Pre‑weaning Diarrhea in Mink
  • Tail Tip Lesions in Mink: Effects of an Additional Hammock in Multilevel Cages
  • Orotic acid-treated hepatocyte carcinoma cells resist steatosis by modification of fatty acid metabolism
  • Induction of Maxillary and Mandibular Squamous Epithelial Cell Proliferation in Mink (Neovison vison) by b-Naphthoflavone
  • Prolonged Nest Building Increase the Reproductive Outcome in American Female Mink
  • Early Recognition of Offspring Vocalisation by Mink Mothers
  • Stereotypic Behaviours are Heterogeneous in their Triggers and Treatments in the American Mink, a Model Carnivore
  • Detection of self-biting behavior of mink by loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) and sequence-characterized amplified regions (SCAR)

January 2018

  • Using Animals’ Preferences for Different Ceiling Heights to Improve Cage Design
  • Shelves, Platforms, and Hammocks
  • Manipulable Enrichment Items
  • Larder Beetles: Life Cycle and Control
  • Larder Beetles: Insecticides
  • Squid Hydrolysate: a Potential Replacement for Fish Meal and Phosphoric Acid/Sodium Bisulfate in Mink Feed

May 2017

  • Overview of Cage Size Project
  • Eimeria Vison on Dutch Mink Farms
  • Whole Genome Sequencing of Aleutian Disease Virus from Skunks in British Columbia
  • H1N1 Influenza in Wisconsin Mink
  • Cutaneous diphtheria-like disease with Corynebacterium ulcerans in mink and its presence on nasal mucosa of healthy mink
  • Genetic Analysis of the Aleutian Mink Disease Virus in Free Ranging Mink in Nova Scotia
  • FINAL REPORT: Comparison of MALDI-TOF and ELISA for identification of breeding animals in AD resistance breeding program -Clinical trial
  • Selection for tolerance to Aleutian mink disease virus infection reduces severity of disease symptoms
  • The accuracy of CIEP in detecting mink infected with Aleutian mink disease virus under long-term eradication programs
  • A Comparison between ELISA and CIEP for Measuring Titres against ADV
  • Accuracy of enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays for quantification of antibodies against ADV

November 2016

  • Pediculosis (Stachiellaarseni) in Farmed Mink
  • Use of PRO-PEP F as an Alternative to Sodium Bisulfate to Prevent Urinary Calculi in Mink
  • Nitrogen and Amino Acid Digestibility of Feed Containing HP300 as a Replacement for Fish Meal Fed to Natural Dark Mink
  • Naturally occurring Influenza A virus subtype H1N2 infection in a Midwest United States mink (Mustela vison) ranch
  • Avian influenza virus H9N2 infections in farmed minks
  • Extended Viral Shedding of a Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus by Striped Skunks (Mephitis mephitis)
  • Estradiol stimulates glycogen synthesis whereas progesterone promotes glycogen catabolism in the uterus of the American mink (Neovison vison)
  • Fecal progestin concentrations as an indicator of reproductive success in American Mink

October 2015

  • Assessment of Diflubenzuron as a Feed-through Larvicide in Mink
  • Causes of mortality in farmed mink in the Intermountain West, North America
  • Genome-wide Association Mapping of Response to Infection by the Aleutian Mink Disease Virus
  • Detection of the Aleutian mink disease virus in soil and water
  • Composting of mink manure: How high can the temperature go?
  • Does composting kill Aleutian disease virus in mink manure?
  • Killing Aleutian disease virus by heat – A progress report
  • The Effects of Estradiol and Progesterone on Catecholestrogen Synthesizing Enzyme Activity in Immortalized Mink Uterine Epithelial Cells

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

January 2010, Vol. 18, No. 1

  • Canine distemper
  • Kit mortality on Danish mink farms from weaning to pelting

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

March 2008, Vol. 16, No. 1

  • RIP Dr. Richard Shackelford
  • Enzyme additions to mink diets
  • A pseudorabies outbreak in mink
  • Mastitis in mink

December 2007, Vol. 15, No. 4

  • G.R Hartsough Scholarship award winner
  • Distillers dried solubles for mink
  • The big four mink diseases
  • Lead poisoning
  • Testing for Aleutian disease

September 2007, Vol. 15, No. 3

  • Treatment and prevention of fatty liver disease in mink
  • Mink nursing sickness
  • Testing alphamune – a feed supplement for mink
  • Mink and chronic wasting disease of deer
  • Effects of estradiol, progesterone and prolactin
  • Fatty change of the liver
  • Annual meeting, Mink Farmers’ Research Foundation

June 2007, Vol. 15, No. 2

  • Distillers’ dried grains and solubles in mink feed
  • Prevalence of coccidia in northwest mink
  • Tularemia in mink
  • Ringworm in ranch mink
  • Feed use of a mannanoligosaccharide to enhance kit survival and growth
  • Hormonal effects on uterine implantation
  • Pussy lungs

April 2007, Vol. 15, No. 1

  • Methionine substitutes in mink diets
  • More about distillers’ dried grains/solubles
  • Giant kidney worms in mink
  • Mink welfare in practice
  • Fur chewing
  • Effects of pesticides on mink reproduction
  • Yellow fat disease

December 2006, Vol. 14, No. 4 (sic; the cover says December 2007)

  • Compact disk on diseases and parasites of mink
  • Transmission of Aleutian disease virus (ADV)
  • Distillers’ dried grains and solubles as mink feed
  • Canada mink breeders annual meeting
  • Chastek paralysis
  • The effect of pelting time on pelt quality
  • Reduced dietary protein during winter feeding
  • Mycotoxins in mink feed

September 2006, Vol. 14, No. 3

  • MFRF meeting
  • Investigation of a commercial feed supplement
  • Hormonal effects on mink production and reproduction
  • Aleutian disease: the iodine agglutination test (IAT)
  • Irradiation as a means of preserving mink feed

June 2006, Vol. 14, No. 2

  • The good life – mink research
  • Delayed implantation, or diapause in mink reproduction
  • Milk and cheese by-products as mink feeds
  • Nursing sickness in mink
  • Assessing the temperament of mink
  • Water supply for lactating mink
  • Fiber in the mink diet and stereotypies
  • Fats / oils in the mink diet

March 2006, Vol. 14, No. 1

  • Salmonellosis of mink
  • Carbohydrate digestibilty by mink
  • Blood and bloodmeal in mink diets
  • Mink are susceptible to mad cow disease
  • Mink length, weight and pelt size
  • Controlling oxidative stress in mink

December 2005, Vol. 13, No. 4

  • Diagnosis of distemper in mink
  • Cortisol, as an indicator of stress
  • Vitamin E for mink
  • Caging mink females with a male kitCoccidiosis in Pacific Northwest mink
  • Botulism in mink
  • Rapid-fire tests detect botulism toxin

September 2005, Vol. 13, No. 3

  • Nervous distemper in mink
  • Fiber in the mink diet
  • Dietary vitamin A level and growth & fur quality in mink
  • Use of irradiation to preserve mink feeds
  • Coccidiosis in Pacific Northwest mink
  • Intestinal coccidiosis in mink

June 2005, Vol. 13, No. 2

  • Waste disposal: a problem in all animal operations
  • Improving mink welfare
  • Role of prolactin in mink reproduction
  • Amino acids in mink diets
  • Yellow fat disease in pigs
  • The origin of “mad cow disease”
  • The early history of Aleutian disease
  • MFRF research priorities

March 2005, Vol. 13, No. 1

  • Heating-oil production from manure
  • Tularemia in mink
  • Genetic (inherited) diseases in mink
  • Housing mink kits, singly or in pairs
  • Poultry by-products preserbed with formic acid as mink feed
  • Botulism: Improved tests
  • Fiber in mink diets

December 2004, Vol. 12, No. 4

  • “Screw neck”
  • Salt, in the mink diet
  • Deafness in mink
  • Peas as a mink feed ingredient
  • Astrovirus in mink
  • Feeding fur animals by use of a computerized feeding machine
  • Mink management problems and their solution
  • Susceptibility of pastel mink to distemper
  • Pseudomonas pneumonia of mink

September 2004, Vol. 12, No. 3

  • A new possible feed source – broilers
  • Thin-skin disease
  • A new test for mad cow disease
  • Genetic tools
  • Methionine for mink
  • Adjusting date of birth for mink kits
  • Avian tuberculosis in mink

June 2004, Vol. 12, No. 2

  • Odor control in animal farm operations
  • Abscesses
  • Preservation of mink feeds by irradiation
  • Composting mink wastes
  • Fur chewing: Effects on reproduction
  • Spray-dried blood as a source of protein for mink feed
  • Storage of mink pelts by freezing
  • Effects of melatonin and prolactin in mink
  • Future canine distemper research
  • Antioxidant effects on mink

March 2004, Vol. 12, No. 1

  • Aleutian disease testing
  • Distemper virus types and strains
  • Soybean protein
  • Diet salt content
  • Change in vaccine availability
  • Transmissible mink encephalopathy (TME)
  • Avian tuberculosis in mink

December 2003, Vol. 11, No. 4

  • Downer cows
  • Aleutian disease – a diagnostic dilemma
  • Feeding culled hens or hen silage
  • Epizootic catarrhal gastroenteritis (ECG) in mink
  • Susceptibility of dark mink to coronavirus
  • Guidance on use of deer and elk in animal feed
  • Temperament and behavioral reactions in mink
  • Diet and reproduction
  • Mycotoxins: a continuing problem

July 2002, Vol. 10, No. 2

  • Catalog of Nordic research on fur animals
  • Carbohydrates for mink
  • Feeding during lactation
  • Detecting stress in animals
  • Russian fur farming
  • Antibiotics again
  • Hydrocephalus in mink
  • Flaked corn
  • Too much of a good thing? Over-supply of nutrients

April 2002, Vol. 10, No. 1

  • Tyrosinemia
  • Meat and bone meal
  • Comment on AD vaccines
  • Raccoons carry viruses to mink
  • Zinc in mink diets
  • Moiu on antibiotics
  • Flea infestation
  • Feeding methods
  • Mink breeding programs

June 2001, Vol. 9, No. 2

  • Mink Farmers’ Research Foundation Board annual meeting
  • Selecting for feed efficiency
  • Price of biotin may increase
  • Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies
  • Sparing methionine and choline
  • Ammonium chloride supplementation to reduce urinary pH
  • Aleutian disease: breeding for antibody response
  • Water supply to lactating females
  • Outbreaks of pseudomonas pneumonia in unvaccinated mink
  • Mink Farmers’ Research Foundation: research priorities

March 2001, Vol. 9, No. 1

  • Stapholococcal skin infection in kits
  • Preventive actions against BSE
  • Antibiotic usage
  • Protein sources: eggs and cheese
  • Nursing sickness
  • Composting
  • Folic acid
  • Level of feeding and “sticky kits”
  • Gelatin hydrolysate

December 2000, Vol. 8, No. 4

  • Spongiform encephalopathies in the US
  • Lecithin: a new diet additive?
  • Body length and body weight relationships to pelt length
  • Aleutian disease
  • Effect of extrusion temperature on feed digestibility
  • Nutrient excretion & manure management
  • Effects of staggered caging on reproduction
  • Nursing sickness
  • Fermentation and heating improve cereal digestibility
  • Restricted feeding and “sticky kits”

September 2000, Vol. 8, No. 3

  • Sodium bisulfite as a preservative
  • Metabolic antagonisms in mink
  • Use of sulfa drugs
  • The avidin / biotin relationship: good or bad?
  • Avoiding bacterial contamination of feed
  • Cutting back on phosphorus
  • Distemper and its control

June 2000, Vol. 8, No. 2

  • Group housing for mink
  • Salmonellosis of mink
  • Use of sulfa drugs
  • Effects of fattening milk on pelt length
  • Embryonic mortality in mink
  • Management systems in mink production
  • Mink watering systems
  • Protein quality & quantity in mink
  • MFRF Board research priorities

March 2000, Vol. 8, No. 1

  • Causes of mink enteritis
  • Testing for BSE
  • Environmentally-friendly rations
  • More on the antibiotic issue
  • Controlling mink manure odor with Yucca
  • Corona virus research
  • Control of aflatoxicosis in mink
  • Selection of mink for behavior
  • Group caging of mink

December 1999, Vol. 7, No. 4

  • A review of effects of PCB’s on mink
  • Interagency meeting with AVMA and USDA
  • Feeding dogfish
  • Welfare of mink
  • “Pussy lung”
  • Mink parvoviruses

September 1999, Vol. 7, No. 3

  • Attack on E. coli
  • Welfare of mink
  • Nutrient management
  • Distemper, again
  • Mink caging / housing
  • Pseudorabies and pork product feeding
  • Management and mink welfare
  • Energy supply for reproduction
  • The origin of Aleutian blue mink

June 1999, Vol. 7, No. 2

  • Distemper: a continuing problem
  • Handbook of biological data
  • Antibiotic restrictions
  • Growth rate and mink kits
  • Amino acid requirements
  • Benzoic acid metabolism by mink
  • Hormonal control of furring in mink
  • Controlling E. coli infection
  • Aleutian disease research
  • MFRF Board research priorities
  • Effects of melatonin implants on Aleutian disease

March 1999, Vol. 7, No. 1

  • Distemper investigations: 1998
  • Health of mink kits
  • Formaldehyde approved for use in animal feeds
  • Strains of Aleutian disease virus
  • A new protein source, Bio Protein
  • Carcass disposal methods
  • Computerized breeding programs
  • Spermatogenesis in mink at the breeding season
  • Synchronized breeding: Is it for mink?
  • Factors affecting profitability in mink

March 1998, Vol. 6, No. 1

  • The G.R. Hartsough Scholarship at Michigan State
  • Lactation: a critical period for mink
  • Size is important this year
  • How much is enough? (Diet and vitamins)
  • Virus enteritis
  • More on nursing sickness
  • Feed-wire mesh sizes
  • Availability of meat meal
  • Phosphoric acid in mink nutrition
  • “Pussy lung” in mink
  • Use of different males in mating