Aleutian Disease of Mink: A Model for Persistent Infection

  • David D. Porter
  • H. J. Cho

Abstract

Mink (Mustela vison) are members of the order Carnivora and family Mustelidae (Ewer, 1973). Other generally familiar members of the family include the wolverine, marten, badger, fisher, ferret, weasel, skunk, and otter. Mink are raised in large numbers on ranches for their valuable fur. The animals mate once a year in the early spring, and an average of four kits are born after a 50-day gestation period. The kits are usually weaned at 6–8 weeks of age and reach adult size at 7 months of age, at which time all except the breeding stock are sacrificed for their pelts on commercial ranches.

Keywords

Iodine Sedimentation Electrophoresis Polypeptide Cyclophosphamide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David D. Porter
    • 1
  • H. J. Cho
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Animal Diseases Research Institute (Western)Agriculture CanadaLethbridgeCanada

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