Kinky Back - the growing inflammatory disease

Enterococcal spondylitis (ES), commonly known as kinky-back, is an inflammatory disease in poultry caused by infection and inflammation of the avian caudal thoracic vertebrae.

ES has garnered growing attention in the industry due to high mortality and loss associated with the disease in recent years. 

At Agro BioSciences labs, we isolated Enterococcus cecorum from the spines of ES affected birds and identified it as the causative bacterial agent. E. cecorum is also a predominant commensal bacterium in the avian gastrointestinal tract.

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