The mink industry has been part of Nova Scotia’s agricultural landscape since the 1930’s, with consideration expansion being seen since the early 2000’s. Approximately half of Canada’s mink pelts come from Nova Scotia, being one of the top agricultural exports of our province. About 80% of our provincial mink production occurs in Digby and Yarmouth counties, with the rest being spread throughout the province. Mink pelts are sold through auction houses to garment makers and manufacturers worldwide, with the largest markets being China, Korea and Russia.
- How does the Aleutian disease virus sequence database help a rancher?
- Aleutian disease virus types in Nova Scotia – A preliminary report
- A comparison between PCRand CIEP for early detection of Aleutian mink disease virus
- Detection of the Aleutian mink disease virus in soil and water
- Can ELISA accuratelymeasure levels of antibodies against the AD virus?
- Composting of mink manure – How high can the temperature go?
- Does composting kill Aleutian disease virus in mink manure?
- Identification of the origin of an unknown Aleutian disease virus in Nova Scotia – A case study
- In search of DNA markers for mink tolerant to Aleutian disease virus – A preliminary report
- Killing Aleutian disease virus by heat – A progress report
- Selection of mink tolerant to Aleutian disease – Can you accelerate the process of achieving a tolerant herd?
- Selection of mink tolerant to Aleutian disease virus – What methods are available and which is best?
- Source of the Aleutian disease virus outbreak in Nova Scotia
- The status of the Aleutian disease virus infection of mink ranches in Nova Scotia