Different commercial broiler crosses have different susceptibilities to leg weakness.

@article{Kestin1999DifferentCB,
  title={Different commercial broiler crosses have different susceptibilities to leg weakness.},
  author={Steve C. Kestin and Gaoyan Su and Poul S\orensen},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1999},
  volume={78 8},
  pages={1085-90}
}
A trial was conducted to investigate the susceptibility of different genotypes of broilers to leg weakness. Four crosses of commercial broiler lines were assessed. Birds were reared on commercial diets at commercial stocking densities. Indices of leg weakness examined included: walking ability, tibial dyschondroplasia (TD), foot pad burn, hock burn, and angulation of the hock joint. Body weight and feed efficiency were also measured. There were small differences in BW and feed efficiency among… CONTINUE READING

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