Enterococcus spp

Enterococcus (Enterococci) are facultatively anaerobic, gram-positive cocci which are considered normal microflora of the intestinal tract of animals and humans, including poultry.Enterococcus species isolated from poultry and associated with disease includes E. avium, E. cecorum, E. durans, E. faecalis, E. faecium, , and E. hirae.


Taxonomy

  • Order: Lactobacillales
  • Family: Enterococcaceae
  • Genus: Enterococcus

Hosts

  • humans
  • dogs
  • cats
  • chickens