Based upon the available literature and their own studies, the authors present the essential knowledge about the biology of goose and Muscovy duck parvovirus and discuss in details the relevant veterinary aspects of the research during the last five years. The molecular biology and pathogenesis of the goose and Muscovy duck parvovirus are well characterized, but more recently published studies helped to clarify some discrepancy on the tissue tropism of these viruses. Special attention should be paid to the appearance of waterfowl parvoviruses with broader host range in the Asian region, since emergence and spread of these viruses to other regions of the world could be a real risk. The use of new, more sensitive DNA amplification methods and novel permissive cell lines can greatly facilitate the detection of waterfowl parvovirus. For the foreseeable future, vaccination of the livestock will remain the only effective prevention method against economic losses caused by these viruses.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Magyar Allatorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Oct 1 2014|
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