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Project list - mink

Research projects - mink

Development of a method of testing enrichment in WelFur-Mink

The purpose is to develop and test a method of testing and categorizing enrichments for mink.

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Project manager:  Anna Feldberg Marsbøll
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2018-2020   

Body conditioning without Welfare problems

The purpose is to investigate how different management strategies for slimming of breeding animals, which must be associated with different degrees of hunger, are expressed in various welfare indicators.

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Project manager:  Britt I. F. Henriksen
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2018-2019   

Correct WelFur-Mink assessment of partial weaning of large litters at 42 days

The purpose of the project is to create a professional basis for a correct WelFur-Mink assessment by partial weaning of large litter at 42 days, as is often practiced in Denmark.

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Project manager:  Steen Henrik Møller
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2018-2019   

Biomarkers for methionine requirement in mink

The aim of the project is to find a marker of methionine status, which will allow us to determine, on basis of a blood or urine sample, whether a mink feed, contains enough methionine to fulfill the need of mink in the growing, furring period.

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Project manager:  Mette Skou Hedemann
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2019   

WelFur III

The overall aim of the WelFur III project is to facilitate the implementation of the welfare assessment protocol for mink in Europe. 

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Project manager:  Steen Henrik Møller
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2015-2019   

Optimal transfer of kits between litters of mink

The aim of the research project is to investigate the relative effects of these factors in an experimental set-up at Aarhus University.

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Project manager:  Jens Malmkvist
 
Institution(s): Department of Animal Science, 
Aarhus University

Project period: 2018-2020