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The effects of dam postpartum body weight, gestation period, number of teats and sex of kit on preweaning growth were investigated in 243 kits from 44 dams. Gestation period averaged 47 days (38-57), and had no significant effect on litter size or dam body weight. Litter size significantly affected ...

Author(s)
Korhonen, H.; Niemelä, P.; Ham, M.; Mononen, J.; Haapanen, K.
Citation
Finsk Pälstidskrift, 1991, 25, 1, pp 12-14
Abstract

351 Scan Black ♂ and ♀ mink kits were weighed and measured at regular intervals from birth to pelting. There were significant differences between the sexes in body weight and length before and after weaning. At weaning, the body length of ♂♂ and ♀♀ was 54 and 63% resp. of that in Sep., and body...

Author(s)
Hansen, B. K.; Lohi, O.
Citation
Finsk Pälstidskrift, 1990, 24, 11, pp 252-253