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Table 5 Results for gelatinase production by enterococci isolated from racing pigeons

From: Prevalence, antibiotic susceptibility and virulence factors of Enterococcus species in racing pigeons (Columba livia f. domestica)

Enterococcus spp.No. of isolatesGelatinase production
at 1 dayat 7 dayat 10 dayat 14 dayOverall
E. columbae502 (4%)4 (8%)5 (10%)5 (10%)5 (10%)
E. hirae300 (0%)1 (3.3%)1 (3.3%)1 (3.3%)1 (3.3%)
E. faecium171 (5.9%)2 (11.8%)2 (11.8%)2 (11.8%)2 (11.8%)
E. faecalis178 (53.3%)*↑12 (70.6%)*↑12 (70.6%)*↑12 (70.6%)*↑12 (70.6%)*↑
E. gallinarum131 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)1 (7.7%)
E. mundtii70 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
E. casseliflavus50 (0%)1 (20%)1 (20%)1 (20%)1 (20%)
E. cecorum30 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
E. durans30 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)0 (0%)
Total14512 (8.4%)21 (14.5%)22 (15.2%)22 (15.2%)22 (15.2%)
  1. * p < 0.001
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