Consequences of capital femoral dyschondroplasia in young adult and skeletally mature broilers.

@article{Duff1984ConsequencesOC,
  title={Consequences of capital femoral dyschondroplasia in young adult and skeletally mature broilers.},
  author={Sheena Duff},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  year={1984},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={310-9}
}
  • Sheena Duff
  • Published 1984 in Research in veterinary science
Radiographs revealed defective endochondral ossification in proximal femora of 52 lame broilers. Cartilage retention either involved epiphyseal cartilage close to the articular surface or growth plate cartilage (dyschondroplasia). In at least seven birds proximal femoral lesions were the only abnormalities detected which could have caused lameness. In cases of moderate or severe cartilage retention, fracture lines traversed necrotic cartilage to undermine part or all of the femoral head… CONTINUE READING