Table 1.

Enterococcal species isolated from turkey flocks

Enterococcus species (no. tested)No. (%) positive in groupa:
1 (24 days)b2 (28 days)3 (59 days)4 (80 days)5 (130 days)6 (plant)
E. faecium(104)17 (27)28 (31)16 (38)16 (37)9 (22)18 (24)
E. faecalis(186)28 (45)47 (53)21 (50)27 (63)21 (51)42 (57)
E. casseliflavus(17)6 (10)11 (12)0000
E. durans(13)02 (2)00011 (15)
E. mundai(2)01 (1)0001 (1)
E. hirae(7)004 (9)03 (77)0
E. gallinarum(22)11 (18)01 (2)08 (19)2 (3)
Total628942434174
  • a Note that groups 1 and 5 are the same flock and groups 2 and 3 are the same flock.

  • b Age of flock.