Pathogenic and fecal Escherichia coil strains from turkeys in a commercial operation.

@article{Altekruse2002PathogenicAF,
  title={Pathogenic and fecal Escherichia coil strains from turkeys in a commercial operation.},
  author={Sean F. Altekruse and Francois C Elvinger and Chitrita Debroy and Frank William Pierson and Joseph D Eifert and Namalwar Sriranganathan},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={2002},
  volume={46 3},
  pages={562-9}
}
The biochemical phenotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of 105 clinical Escherichia coli isolates from flocks with colibacillosis in a turkey operation were compared with 1104 fecal E. coli isolates from 20 flocks in that operation. Clinical isolates and 194 fecal isolates with biochemical phenotypes or minimum inhibitory concentrations for gentamicin and sulfamethoxazole similar to clinical isolates were tested for somatic antigens and the potential virulence genes hylE, iss, tsh… CONTINUE READING