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APEC may play role in turkey cellulitis

Avian pathogenic E. coli may act as gateway organism for clostridia that remains primary cause of cellulitis.

Recent research from the University of Georgia suggests that the primary cause of cellulitis in turkeys is likely linked with clostridia, but the role of avian pathogenic Escherichia coli (APEC) in the disease process should not be overlooked, according to the U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn. (USPOULTRY) and the USPOULTRY Foundation, which announced the completion of the funded research project.

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