OBSERVATIONS PERTINENT TO YOUNG POULTRY

 

NORMAL DISEASE

NAVEL AREA

Navel smooth, difficult to observe. Color and appearance of normal skin.

Thickened with appearance and feel of a "button" or of a knot of tissue. Black string of dry tissue protruding. Fluid exudate.

VENT

Clean; flat with body surface. Pasted over with feces. Protrusion of tissues.

 

LEGS AND FEET

Legs under body, toes straight and spread evenly. Legs straddled, hock joints abraded. Toes curved.
WING FEATHERS
Extend to base of tail. Feather webs show no distinct lines. Extend beyond base of tail. Feather webs show clear "fault lines" across vane.

-- Excerpt from Bul. 564, "On-the-farm Identification of Poultry Diseases," Cooperative Extension Service, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

 

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