Effects of early weaning and housing conditions on the development of stereotypies in farmed mink.

@article{Jeppesen2000EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of early weaning and housing conditions on the development of stereotypies in farmed mink.},
  author={Jeppesen and Heller and Dalsgaard},
  journal={Applied animal behaviour science},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 1},
  pages={85-92}
}
Female mink pups were weaned at 6, 8 or 10 weeks of age and subjected to two different housing conditions. They were either kept together with a single male sibling in traditional mink cages (30x45x90 cm) or housed socially with all litter-mates in an alternative system consisting of three adjoining traditional cages (90x45x90 cm). All cages were supplied with nest boxes. At 5 months of age, the siblings were removed leaving the females socially isolated in the two different cage systems… CONTINUE READING

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