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Mycoplasma iowae infection, turkeys
Mycoplasma iowae infection, turkeys

    (A) Normal vs chondrodystrophic legs of 28-day-old turkeys. Although weights were comparable, the chondrodystrophic turkey (left) has short, thick shanks and toes compared with the unaffected turkey (right). (B) Legs of a 42-day-old turkey showing bilateral chondrodystrophy. The affected legs are short, thick, with enlarged hocks, and there is marked medial bowing of both legs, which has resulted in bilateral varus deformity.

Courtesy of North Carolina State University Poultry Health Management.