A.F. Streck and Uwe Truyen
from: Porcine Viruses: From Pathogenesis to Strategies for Control (Edited by: Hovakim Zakaryan). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2019) Pages: 135-148.
Porcine parvovirus (PPV) is considered the main cause of reproductive disorders in Pigs which are summerized under the acronym SMEDI (stillbirth, mummification, embryonic death, and infertility). In the chapter the biology of the virus, its structure, pathogenic potential and strain variation, as well as the disease induced by the virus are described. Known aspects of pathogenesis, diagnosis and prevention particularly by vaccination are summarized. In recent years "new" parvoviruses (PPV2 through 7) have been described in pigs. Although they were detected in pigs from various parts of the world, no association to clinical signs or a disease entity could be established.