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Reproduction in blue foxes

Reproduction in blue foxes

Norsk Pelsdyrblad 67(3): 10-12

Data on 13 164 blue fox mated or inseminated in 1992 at 266 farms in southern Norway, were analysed. For naturally mated young and adult litter size averaged 3.69 and 4.92 resp. per mated vs. 3.47 and 4.86 for inseminated Mortality was 32.6% for the cubs of young and 20.3% for those of adult and approx. 50% of deaths occurred at 1-3 days of age. The main causes of mortality were hot weather at the time of whelping, weak cubs and deficient milk production.

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