Observations on femoral head abnormalities in broilers.

  title={Observations on femoral head abnormalities in broilers.},
  author={Sheena Duff and Carlette J Randall},
  journal={Research in veterinary science},
  volume={42 1},
Detachment of the proximal femoral cartilaginous epiphysis was observed in broilers that were being down-graded at slaughter as a result of haemorrhage into thigh musculature. A traumatic aetiology is proposed with injury occurring at catching. Examination of field case material, and birds culled from a commercial flock of the same strain, revealed that physeal lesions are not infrequent in proximal femora. Clefts and areas of matrix necrosis occurred in normal and dyschondroplastic physeal… CONTINUE READING