Leoschke, William L. Nutrition And Nutritional Physiology Of The Fox. November 23, 2011. Dr. J. E. Oldfield, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon states, “This is a very comprehensive book on fur animal nutrition and one which I am sure will become a ‘Bible’ for the industry . . . a landmark publication on the area of fur animal nutrition.” Available thru Amazon.com. Please let us know if this link stops working.
H. T. Korhonen, P. Eskeli and H. Huuki. Welfare consequences of digging substrates in blue foxes. Online access available with subscription. Click here to access this book for online reading.
Nes, N. N., Einarsson, E. J., Lohi, O. and Jørgensen, G. 1988. Beautiful Fur Animals – and their colour genetics. Scientifur, Hilleroed, Denmark. 271 pp.
Kathrene Pinkerton. 1947. Bright With Silver. Sloane, New York, First Edition.
National Research Council. 1982. Nutrient Requirements of Mink and Foxes. Second revised edition. National Academy Press, Washington, DC. 66 p. Click here to access this book for online reading.
Bakken, M. 1994. Infanticidal behaviour and reproductive performance in relation to competitive capacity among farmed silver fox vixens, Vulpes vulpes. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Trondheim, Norway.
Forester, J. E., Forester, A. D. 1973. Silver Fox Odyssey – History of the Canadian Silver Fox Industry. The Canadian Silver Fox Breeders Association and the Prince Edward Island Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Irwin Printing, Charlottetown, PEI, 134 pages.
Glass, Gary. The Fox Ranchers Handbook. 46 pages. Available thru Minnesota Trapline Products.
Juokslahti, T. (Ed.) 1987. Vitamins in the nutrition of fur bearing animals. F. Hoffmann-La Roche & Co. Ltd. Animal Nutrition and Health. Basle, Switzerland.
Moe, R. 1996. Investigation of methods to assess stress in farmed silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Ph. D. Thesis. Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine Research Farm, Oslo, Norway.
Mononen, J. 1996. Resting platforms and nest boxes for farmed blue foxes (Alopex lagopus) and silver foxes (Vulpes vulpes): the extent of use, reasons for use and welfare effects. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Applied Zoology and Veterinary Medicine, University of Kuopio, Finland.
Murphy, B. D. and Hunter, D. B. (Eds.) 1988. Biology, Pathology and Genetics of Fur Bearing Animals. Proceedings of the IV International Congress in Fur Animal Production. August 21-24, Rexdale, Ontario. Printing Service, University of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Pölönen, I. 2000. Silage for Fur Animals, Preservation efficiency of formic acid and benzoic acid in the ensiling of slaughterhouse by-products and their subsequent metabolism in farmed fur animals. Ph.D. thesis. Department of Animal Science. University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
Rekilä, T. 1999. Behavioural tests in welfare research of foxes. Ph.D. Thesis. Institute of Applied Biotechnology, University of Kuopio, Finland.
Rouvinen, K. 1991. Effects of dietary fat on production performance, body fat composition and skin storage in farm-raised mink and foxes. Ph.D. Thesis. Department of Applied Zoology, University of Kuopio, Finland.
Smith, A. 1987. Studies of the seasonal changes in testicular activity in the blue fox (Alopex lagopus). Ph. D. Thesis. The Norwegian College of Veterinary Medicine, Research Farm for Furbearing Animals, Rustadveien, Norway.
Tauson, A., H. and Valtonen, M. (Eds). 1992. Reproduction in carnivorous fur bearing animals. Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists. NJF Report No. 75. Jordbrugsforlaget, Copenhagen, Denmark, 172 pp.
US Fox Shippers Council Code of Practice
Standard Guidelines for the Operation of Fox Farms in the United States, published by the North Central Fox Producers and the U.S. Fox Shipper’s Council, 2006.
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Canada Fox Breeders’ Association Code of Practice
The Canadian Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Fox was updated in 2013. While this publication does have some good information on raising fox, these are NOT the same as the guidelines prepared by the United States ranchers.