Phenotypic characterisation of Enterococcus spp. from femoral head necrosis lesions of chickens
Enterococcus spp. can be encountered in different kinds of disease lesions in poultry, and can cause septicaemia and amyloid arthropathy (AA) in poultry. An experimental study has demonstrated that excessive consumption of vitamin A increased morbidity and severity of AA.
Poultry production is regarded as the most heavily medicated sector among animal husbandry where antibiotic resistant bacteria, including enterococci, can gradually emerge.
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