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Osteomyelitis Complex, Turkey
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By Paul McMullin
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An association has been shown between green discolouration of the livers of turkey growers at slaughter and the occurrence of inflammatory lesions of bones and/or joints. The green discolouration is used to identify carcases that require closer inspection of the other tissues.
- Green discolouration of the liver at slaughter.
Lesions. Gram-variable pleomorphic bacteria have been isolated from affected livers and bones.
Not applicable - only identified at slaughter.