OMIA 000585-9103 : Leg weakness in Meleagris gallopavo

In other species: pig , cattle , sheep , rabbit , domestic cat , dog

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: Congenital defect of the hindlimbs that prevents standing, because the hindlimbs are splayed. In some cases all limbs are affected.


2000 Reece, W.O., Sell, J.L., Trampel, D.W., Christensen, W.F. :
Effects of dietary potassium supplementation for growing turkeys on leg weakness, plasma potassium concentration, and selected blood variables Poultry Science 79:1120-1126, 2000. Pubmed reference: 10947180.

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  • Created by Frank Nicholas on 06 Sep 2005