Astrovirus epidemiologically linked to pre-weaning diarrhoea in mink.

  title={Astrovirus epidemiologically linked to pre-weaning diarrhoea in mink.},
  author={Lena Englund and Mariann Chri{\'e}l and Hans Henrik Dietz and Kjell Olof Hedlund},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  volume={85 1},
Diarrhoea and excessive secretion from the cervical apocrine glands in young, suckling mink kits is a well-known, but poorly defined, syndrome often referred to as "sticky", "greasy", or "wet" kits. We have performed a case-control study, at farm level as well as at mink kit level, in Denmark and Sweden to investigate whether enteric virus infections may be a risk factor in the development of pre-weaning diarrhoea. Tissue samples from the enteric tract of 180 sacrificed mink kits were analysed… CONTINUE READING

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