The gastrocnemius tendon of domestic fowl: histological findings in different strains.

Vascular and histological studies were performed on normal gastrocnemius tendons from male birds considered susceptible (broiler breeding) and insusceptible (laying strain) to noninfectious tendon rupture. Structural differences between strains were noted at the site where rupture usually occurs. This site contains a hypovascular region which develops at an… CONTINUE READING