Monday, September 29, 2014

Factsheets on Selection of Mink Tolerant to AD

A few more articles from Dr. Hossain Farid, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University have been added to the Mink Blog!

Dr. Farid has written three more factsheets, all related to the selection of mink tolerant to the Aleutian Disease virus. Links to these factsheets are below:

Selection of Mink Tolerant to Aleutian Disease - Can You Accelerate the Process of Achieving a Tolerant Herd?

Selection of Mink Tolerant to the Aleutian Disease Virus - What methods are Available and Which is Best?

In Search of DNA Markers for Mink Tolerant to Aleutian Disease: A Preliminary Report.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"Animal Welfare in Practice" Conference - Mink Farming

The 10th annual "Animal Welfare in Practice" conference is coming up on October 3rd and 4th, 2014, and is focusing on Mink Farming. It is being held in Charlottetown, PEI at the Atlantic Veterinary College. 

This conference will be of interest to veterinary and animal science students, mink farmers, veterinarians, and government and industry representatives. Presentations will cover topics such as the new Code of Practice, health and diseases, cage enrichments, veterinarian perspectives, and more!

Check out the details and conference program/speakers at:


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

On-Farm Composting Course this September!

Photo courtesy of Extended Learning, Fac of Agr, Dalhousie University
Extended Learning at the The Faculty of Agriculture of Dalhousie University is holding an On-Farm Composting course in Truro this September!

The course has been designed to showcase best practices in waste management (deadstock or other organic waste), and meets the requirements of the Nova Scotia Fur Industry Act and Fur Industry regulations.

It is being held on Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 at Perennia Park in Bible Hill.

Check out the details at