Monday, February 18, 2013

Biosecurity Workshop for Mink Industry Service Providers

On Feb. 28, 2013, Perennia is presenting a workshop on Biosecurity to the  companies and individuals who provide supplies and services to the mink industry in Nova Scotia. Anyone who goes farm to farm to work with mink ranchers is invited to attend. See the attached invitation for more information:

http://www.perennia.ca/PDFs/minkbiosecurityflyer.pdf

More AD fact sheets

Links to two more interesting AD research fact sheets from Dr. Hossain Farid, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University:




Monday, February 11, 2013

AD Research Program in Nova Scotia


The Aleutian Disease Research Program in Nova Scotia was established to find solutions to the issues associated with Aleutian Disease. The program’s goal is to improve health and welfare of mink and reduce production costs by protecting animals against the AD virus. The research board and management team are dedicated to developing scientific tools and technologies for the detection and control of ADV that will be practical and doable by the industry. Because the research is genetic in nature, it will take place over a period of years.
The AD Research Center facility became operational in 2009 and several useful tools/technologies have come from the research already. Over the next few weeks, I will be adding Fact Sheets written by the lead research scientist on the project, Dr. Hossain Farid, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University.  

Links to the first two are here. Stay tuned for more.