Journal of the Japan Veterinary Medical Association
Online ISSN : 2186-0211
Print ISSN : 0446-6454
ISSN-L : 0446-6454
Relationship of Green Livers and Osteomyelitis in Broiler Chickens
Yutaka UEDAYoshiyuki AOHAGI
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2008 Volume 61 Issue 5 Pages 395-399

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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.

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