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6 October 2016 Comparison of wood shavings and chopped straw as bedding material for fur-farmed American mink (Neovison vison)
Dana L.M. Campbell, Amber H. Lester-Saenz, Jane E. Link, Steven J. Bursian
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Wood shavings or chopped straw in American mink dams’ nests did not affect kit survivability (P ≥ 0.51). Straw-housed male kits were lighter at 6 wk (P = 0.01). Shavings nests were better constructed (all P ≤ 0.05); more nest box shavings were lost with juvenile mink (P < 0.01).

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Dana L.M. Campbell, Amber H. Lester-Saenz, Jane E. Link, and Steven J. Bursian "Comparison of wood shavings and chopped straw as bedding material for fur-farmed American mink (Neovison vison)," Canadian Journal of Animal Science 97(1), 10-13, (6 October 2016). https://doi.org/10.1139/cjas-2016-0098
Received: 19 May 2016; Accepted: 1 September 2016; Published: 6 October 2016
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