Steen Henrik Møller

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Since the recommendations on group housing of mink (Neovison vison) were adopted by the Council of Europe in 1999, it has become common in mink production in Europe. Group housing is advantageous from a production perspective, but can lead to aggression between animals and thus raises a welfare issue. Bite marks on the animals are an indicator of this(More)
Can simple enrichments enhance caged mink welfare? Pilot data from 756 sub-adults spanning three colour-types (strains) identified potentially practical enrichments, and suggested beneficial effects on temperament and fur-chewing. Our main experiment started with 2032 Black mink on three farms: from each of 508 families, one juvenile male-female pair was(More)
An adolescent with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis located to both iliac bones and an adult with pustulotic arthro-osteitis, involving the left iliac bone, an invertebral space, and the sternoclavicular, first sternocostal, manubriosternal and single peripheral joints are described. Their iliac bone changes were identical, except for the(More)
A Systematic Operation Programme (SOP) is a set of all relevant routines and operations for the management in a certain part or period of production. The management is systematised by describing a set of observed situations that release actions, and a set of periods or intervals in which actions should be carried out. The need for transfer of knowledge on(More)
A 26-year-old man presented clinical, radiographic and, at operation, macroscopic signs of an ectopic opening of the left ureter into the seminal vesicle and agenesis of the left kidney. However, histological examination of the surgical specimen revealed that the supposed ureter was actually a vas deferens, and the structure removed from the renal site(More)
A Systematic Operation Programme (SOP) systematises the management in a production period by describing all relevant management routines as a set of periods in which observed situations release actions. Mink production is characterised by annual cycles of highly different production periods with regard to length, management and labour intensity.(More)
The distribution of diagnoses of mortality in mink submitted to the Danish Veterinary Laboratory (DVL) for diagnostic investigation in the calendar year 1997 was compared with the diagnoses of mortality in all dead mink collected at 4 selected farms (project farms) during the same period. A total of 1,015 submitted mink and 1,149 mink from the 4 project(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the genetic background of longitudinal residual feed intake (RFI) and BW gain in farmed mink using random regression methods considering heterogeneous residual variances. The individual BW was measured every 3 weeks from 63 to 210 days of age for 2139 male+female pairs of juvenile mink during the growing-furring(More)
SCIENTIFUR is the contact link between fur animal researchers all over the world and serves as an outlet for scientific and other communication between researchers and others who are interested in the production of fur bearing animals. As such SCIENTIFUR contains reports of scientific and applied nature as well as abstracts of information published(More)
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