Fur Animal Research Letter (FCUSA)

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

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