2008 Volume 61 Issue 5 Pages 395-399
The green livers (GL) of broiler chickens were examined for a connection with osteomyelitis. More than 95%of broiler chickens with GL had osteomyelitis, often with multiple occurrences or occurrences in the proximalpart of the tibia and head of the femur. Staphylococcus hyicus, Salmonella Infantis, Escheria coli were often isolatedfrom osteomylitis lesions. These bacteria were also isolated from visceral organs. This suggests thatbroiler chickens with GL are septic and GL can be an effective marker for septic broiler chickens.