Non-Infectious Leg Health Issues of Poultry
Hailee Yoder, Purdue University; Dr. Marisa Erasmus, Purdue University. Reviewers: Dr. Leonie Jacobs, Virginia Tech; Dr. Prafulla Regmi, North Carolina State University; Dr. Shawna Weimer, University of Maryland.
Leg problems are among the top health concerns of poultry raised for meat. Leg problems influence poultry at all stages of production, lead to reduced productivity and contribute to mortality. Leg problems have many different causes and contributing factors, including infectious causes, growth rate and weight gain, diet, lighting program, light intensity, stocking density (space available per anim...