Osteochondrosis, dyschondroplasia, and osteomyelitis causing femoral head necrosis in turkeys.


Femoral head necrosis is a term that has been used, frequently inappropriately, to describe a variety of lesions in the head and proximal femur of poultry. In a survey of causes of lameness in a group of 18,000 tom turkeys, examination of femurs from lame 16-to-30-week-old heavy male turkeys with femoral head necrosis revealed that the lesions could be… (More)


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