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Effect of dietary bacterial protein or L-tryptophan supplementation on welfare and growth performance in silverfox
The suitability of bacterial protein meal as a feed ingredient in silver fox diets was examined in an experiment comprising 72 juvenile silver foxes. Bacterial protein meal has a high content of tryptophan, which is the ...
Effects of methylmercury on epigenetic markers in three model species: Mink, chicken and yellow perch
We previously reported that methylmercury (MeHg) exposure is associated with DNA hypomethylation in the brain stem of male polar bears. Here, we conveniently use archived tissues obtained from controlled laboratory exposure ...
A survey of Aleutian mink disease virus infection of feral American mink in Nova Scotia
Spleen samples from 14 mink that were trapped in 4 counties of Nova Scotia were tested for the presence of the Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) by polymerase chain reaction. Viral DNA was not detected in samples from ...
Kirsti Rouvinen-Watt (Draft Profile)
The mink is still a reliable sentinel species in environmental health
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Fatty acid profiles and relative mobilization during fasting in adipose tissue depots of the American marten (Martes americana)
The American marten (Martes americana) is a boreal forest marten with low body adiposity but high metabolic rate. The study describes the FA composition in white adipose tissue depots of the species and the influence of ...
Molecular evolution of adiponectin in Carnivora and its mRNA expression in relation to hepatic lipidosis
Adiponectin is a novel adipocyte-derived hormone with low circulating concentrations and/or mRNA expression in obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The adiponectin mRNA of several Carnivora species was ...
Physiological adaptations to prolonged fasting in the overwintering striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)
Wintertime physiology of captive striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in response to cold ambient temperature (T-a) and fasting was investigated with body temperature (T-b) and activity recordings and analyses of hematology, ...
Monitoring blood glucose levels in female mink during the reproductive cycle: 2. Effects of short-term fish oil, chromium picolinate, and acetylsalicylic acid supplementation during late lactation
Mink nursing sickness is a metabolic disorder characterized by hyperglycemia that is similar to the metabolic syndrome associated with type 2, or non-insulin-dependent, diabetes mellitus. This research studied the effects ...
In vitro and whole animal evidence that methylmercury disrupts GABAergic systems in discrete brain regions in captive mink
The effects of mercury (Hg) on key components of the GABAergic system were evaluated in discrete brain regions of captive juvenile male American mink (Neovison vison) using in vitro and in vivo (whole animal) experimental ...