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Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research

The Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research is a centre of excellence that carries out and facilitates education, as well as research and technology development in a number of areas related to carnivorous, fur-bearing animals, including the following:

  • genomics
  • breeding and genetics
  • nutrition
  • feeds and feeding
  • physiology
  • health and disease
  • behavior and welfare
  • management

Researchers

Dr. Bernhard Benkel
Senior Canada Research Chair in Agricultural Biotechnology
and Director of the Atlantic Research Centre for Agricultural Genomics

Dr. Bruce Murphy
Adjunct Professor, Animal Reproduction

Dr. Hossain Farid
Professor, Animal Breeding and Genetics

Dr. Kirsti Rouvinen-Watt
Professor, Carnivore Nutrition and Physiology

Major partners

Industry

  • Canada Mink Breeders Association
  • Fur Commission USA
  • Nova Scotia Mink Breeders Association

Government

  • Atlantic Innovation Fund
  • Canada Foundation for Innovation
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
  • Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture
  • Nova Scotia Fur Institute

Facilities

CCFAR

  • Animal housing facilities
  • Feed preparation
  • Mink metabolism room

Laboratories

  • Atlantic Research Centre for Agricultural Genomics
  • Carnivore Nutrition and Physiology

Research news

Contact us

Canadian Centre for Fur Animal Research (CCFAR)

Faculty of Agriculture
Dalhousie University
PO Box 550, Truro, NS
Canada, B2N 5E3

Tel: (902) 893 6644
Fax: (902) 895 6734