ThePoultrySite Quick Disease Guide
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By Paul McMullin
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A complex condition of chickens that may be associated with trauma, growth plate disease, rickets, bacterial infection, osteomyelitis, and /or trauma.
- Apparent dislocation at extremities of long bones.
- Separation of epiphyses at the growth plate, sometimes seen in vivo, often occurs or is identified in the processed carcase.
Gross inspection, histology may be helpful in identifying underlying problems such as rickets or 'FHN'.
Control of predisposing factors.