Spatial heterogeneity of Escherichia coli DNA fingerprints isolated from cellulitis lesions in chickens.

Avian cellulitis in broiler chickens is characterized by subcutaneous lesions that result in economic losses because of the partial or complete condemnation of the carcasses at processing. Escherichia coli is the primary causative agent of this condition. Previous research with a biotyping system found that the E. coli of cellulitis origin were unique to… CONTINUE READING