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Table 2 Blood and milk samples collected at different ages of the mink kits

From: Low concentration of serum immunoglobulin G is associated with pre-weaning diarrhea in young mink kits (Neovison vison)

Farm Kit age (days) No. maternal blood samples No. milk samples No. kit blood samples
Control 1 50 50
Case 1 50 50
Control 3/5/7 10 10 4a
Case 3/5/7 10 10 4a
Control 15 50 10 100
Case 13–15 10/40b 10 99c
  1. aBlood from two mink kits from two litters were collected
  2. bSampling of group 4 (n = 10 litters) and their offspring ended on day 13, while the rest of the litters (n = 40) were sampled until day 15 (on the case farm)
  3. cOne litter had blood collected from only one kit