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Fur Animal Research Letters (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 kit 

  • 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 preserved 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

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