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on January 6, 2021

4 common poultry leg issues explained

Learn about leg deformities, Marek’s disease, foot-pad dermatitis and turkey reovirus.

Leg problems are a prevalent cause of mortality, production losses and welfare issues in chickens and turkeys.

They can be caused by several conditions – such as spiral fractures of the tibia or femur and lameness – or by disorders like pododermatitis, fractured femurs, fractured tibia, tibial dyschondroplasia and spondylolisthesis.

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