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Veterinary Research Communications

, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 199–205 | Cite as

A survey on perinatal mortality in young mink

  • P. E. Martino
  • J. A. Villar
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Abstract

The incidence of perinatal mortality in mink was investigated in commercial farms in Argentina. Of a total of 2122 kits, 548 of those that were born alive died within the first four weeks of life (25.8% mortality) and there were also 62 stillborn kits. Death resulted from a variety of causes of which septicaemia, starvation and hypothermia were the most common conditions. The highest mortality occurred within the first week of life (61.9%). The lesions found in young kits at post-mortem examination are described and related to contributory factors such as weight, litter size and age at death.

Keywords

aetiology mink mortality perinatal 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. E. Martino
    • 1
  • J. A. Villar
    • 2
  1. 1.Veterinary College, (1900)Institute of Pathology-CICLa PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Department of PathologyInta/CastelarArgentina

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