Investigations of leg abnormalities in chicks consuming high tannin sorghum grain diets.

@article{Elkin1978InvestigationsOL,
  title={Investigations of leg abnormalities in chicks consuming high tannin sorghum grain diets.},
  author={Robert G. Elkin and W R Featherston and J. C. Rogler},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1978},
  volume={57 3},
  pages={757-62}
}
Studies were conducted into the etiology of leg abnormalities noted in chicks fed high tannin sorghum grain diets. These anomalies were characterized by a bowing of the legs with a swelling of the hock joints. The incidence of these leg problems was found to be markedly higher when the amino acids in the diet provided by soybean meal were replaced by crystalline amino acids. Supplemental vitamins and minerals had no alleviating effect on the leg problem. Bone mineralization was apparently not… CONTINUE READING

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