Plasmacytose in mink is caused by a parvovirus.
Plasmacytose is detrimental to the mucous membranes of the mink and may cause sterility. There is an increased mortality among the kits too. In chronically infected animals the mortality will increase in time due to failure of internal organs most frequent the kidneys. Furthermore the disease affects the fur quality.
Using Stalosan F in the nest boxes can control the spread of the virus.