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Shaky leg syndrome and hip lesions in turkeys
  1. DR Wise and
  2. KN Ranaweera


A leg weakness condition of turkeys, often called the "shaky leg" syndrome, is described and studies on its pathology reported. There appeared to be no consistent histopathological changes in the nervous, muscular or skeletal systems that were characteristic of the syndrome. During the course of the investigation it became clear that almost all turkeys examined from the age of four weeks, regardless of their locomotor status, strain or management, displayed small degenerative lesions situated medially on the neck of their femurs.

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