TY - JOUR

T1 - Development of a quantitative method for the evaluation of varus-angular bone deformity in chickens.

AU - Harter-Dennis, J. M.

AU - Forster, B. W.

AU - Pescatore, A. J.

PY - 1988/11

Y1 - 1988/11

N2 - A quantitative technique was developed to measure the degree of flexion (twisting) and torsion (angulation) of the tibiotarsus bone from chickens affected with varus-angular bone deformity (varus-ABD). A plexiglass device was constructed consisting of X, Y, and Z-axis planes. The Y-axis plane was used to position the tibia in a constant reference position. The distance in millimeters from the (0, 0, 0) coordinate to the (X', 0, 0) coordinate was used to measure medial tibial flexion (TF), and the distance from the (0, 0, 5 cm) coordinate to the (X', 0, 5 cm) coordinate was used to measure lateral TF. The X-axis plane was fitted with a protractor to measure the angle of the proximal head of the tibia as a measure of tibial torsion (TT). The Z-axis plane was used to measure tibial length. Tibias with mild varus-ABD had TF values of greater than 0 but less than or equal to 5 mm, whereas severe varus-ABD tibias had TF values of greater than 5 mm. The TT values ranged from 10 to 60 degrees, with the lower values associated with severe varus-ABD.

AB - A quantitative technique was developed to measure the degree of flexion (twisting) and torsion (angulation) of the tibiotarsus bone from chickens affected with varus-angular bone deformity (varus-ABD). A plexiglass device was constructed consisting of X, Y, and Z-axis planes. The Y-axis plane was used to position the tibia in a constant reference position. The distance in millimeters from the (0, 0, 0) coordinate to the (X', 0, 0) coordinate was used to measure medial tibial flexion (TF), and the distance from the (0, 0, 5 cm) coordinate to the (X', 0, 5 cm) coordinate was used to measure lateral TF. The X-axis plane was fitted with a protractor to measure the angle of the proximal head of the tibia as a measure of tibial torsion (TT). The Z-axis plane was used to measure tibial length. Tibias with mild varus-ABD had TF values of greater than 0 but less than or equal to 5 mm, whereas severe varus-ABD tibias had TF values of greater than 5 mm. The TT values ranged from 10 to 60 degrees, with the lower values associated with severe varus-ABD.

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U2 - 10.3382/ps.0671647

DO - 10.3382/ps.0671647

M3 - Article

C2 - 3237583

AN - SCOPUS:0024118668

SN - 0032-5791

VL - 67

SP - 1647

EP - 1650

JO - Poultry Science

JF - Poultry Science

IS - 11

ER -