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Can feeding in nesting boxes be avoided?

, : Can feeding in nesting boxes be avoided?. Dansk Pelsdyravl 53(5): 225-226

In a trial with 73 female wild mink, and their litters totalling about 360 kits the control group were fed in the nesting box and the experimental group were not. Kit mortality was not reduced by the experimental treatment.

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