Aleutian Mink Disease Virus in Free-Ranging Mink from Sweden

  title={Aleutian Mink Disease Virus in Free-Ranging Mink from Sweden},
  author={Sara Persson and Trine Hammer Jensen and Anne-Lie Blomstr{\"o}m and Mia Tjernstr{\"o}m Appelberg and Ulf Magnusson},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Aleutian mink disease (AMD) is a chronic viral disease in farmed mink and the virus (AMDV) has been found in many free-ranging mink (Neovison vison) populations in Europe and North America. In this study, AMDV DNA and AMDV antibodies were analysed in 144 free-ranging mink hunted in Sweden. Associations between being AMDV infected (defined as positive for both viral DNA and antibodies) and the weight of the spleen, liver, kidneys, adrenal glands and body condition were calculated and the… CONTINUE READING