Mitigating bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis in broilers

Understanding the cause of this lameness can improve control and inform nutritional strategies.

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BCO, also known as kinky back, occurs when damage to the poultry gut results in bacteria traveling through the gut or respiratory barriers into the blood and settling in the leg bones of a chicken.
BCO, also known as kinky back, occurs when damage to the poultry gut results in bacteria traveling through the gut or respiratory barriers into the blood and settling in the leg bones of a chicken.
Andrea Gantz

Nutritional strategies can help prevent the development of bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO), a costly leg lameness in broilers.

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