OMIA:000585-9103 : Leg weakness in Meleagris gallopavo (turkey)

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

Categories: Limbs / fins / digit / tail phene

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.

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2005). OMIA:000585-9103: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2024 Mulim, H.A., Hernandez, R.O., Vanderhout, R., Bai, X., Willems, O., Regmi, P., Erasmus, M.A., Brito, L.F. :
Genetic background of walking ability and its relationship with leg defects, mortality, and performance traits in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo). Poult Sci 103:S0032-5791(24)00358-4:103779, 2024. Pubmed reference: 38788487. DOI: 10.1016/j.psj.2024.103779.
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