Genome Analysis of Staphylococcus agnetis, an Agent of Lameness in Broiler Chickens

  title={Genome Analysis of Staphylococcus agnetis, an Agent of Lameness in Broiler Chickens},
  author={Adnan A. K. Al-Rubaye and M. Brian Couger and Sohita Ojha and Jeff F. Pummill and Joseph A. Koon and Robert F. Wideman and Douglas D Rhoads and Gabriel Moreno-Hagelsieb},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Lameness in broiler chickens is a significant animal welfare and financial issue. Lameness can be enhanced by rearing young broilers on wire flooring. We have identified Staphylococcus agnetis as significantly involved in bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO) in proximal tibia and femorae, leading to lameness in broiler chickens in the wire floor system. Administration of S. agnetis in water induces lameness. Previously reported in some cases of cattle mastitis, this is the first… CONTINUE READING
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