Bacterial osteomyelitis in a 3-week-old broiler chicken associated with Enterococcus hirae.

@article{Kolbjrnsen2011BacterialOI,
  title={Bacterial osteomyelitis in a 3-week-old broiler chicken associated with Enterococcus hirae.},
  author={\Oyvor Kolbj\ornsen and Beatrice David and Marianne Gilhuus},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={1134-7}
}
Enterococcus hirae infections are reported to cause growth depression, encephalomalacia, endocarditis, and septicemia in chickens. This report describes osteomyelitis in the proximal femur of a 3-week-old broiler chicken that also suffered from valvular endocarditis and liver necrosis. Histologically, clusters of gram-positive coccoid bacteria were found in many organs, including bone lesions. In tissues from 5 of 6 examined chickens from the same flock, E hirae was isolated in large numbers… CONTINUE READING