Morphometric and radiographic characteristics of tibial bone of broiler chickens with twisted leg disorders.

@article{Cruickshank1986MorphometricAR,
  title={Morphometric and radiographic characteristics of tibial bone of broiler chickens with twisted leg disorders.},
  author={Jaycen Cruickshank and Jeong Seop Sim},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1986},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={699-708}
}
Tibiae from normal broiler chickens were compared with those from broilers displaying twisted leg in an attempt to develop a pattern recognition for the disorder. Qualitative differences were determined using conventional radiography, and quantitative differences were determined using sequential morphometry. Sequential radiography revealed that twisted leg developed from a slight deviation or torsion of the distal tibiae. Progressive bowing of the tibiae and compensatory thickening of the… CONTINUE READING