Neuroma formation and abnormal afferent nerve discharges after partial beak amputation (beak trimming) in poultry

  title={Neuroma formation and abnormal afferent nerve discharges after partial beak amputation (beak trimming) in poultry},
  author={J. Breward and M. Gentle},
  • J. Breward, M. Gentle
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Experientia
  • Following partial amputation of the beak recordings were taken of the electrical activity from single afferent fibers of the intramandibular nerve. A total of 192 single afferent fiber units were isolated of which 47 were classified as nociceptors, with an abnormal pattern of discharge, and 89 were abnormal spontaneously active units. Following amputation neuromas were developing by 15 days after surgery and they were well formed by 20 to 30 days. The presence of neuromas together with abnormal… CONTINUE READING
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