Limiting a bird’s activity during the growing period may be the cause of this phenomenon in fast growing turkey and chickens. The problem is more evident in older birds and in younger birds may be unnoticed when birds are sold as carcases or parts. De-boning operations however see an increase in green muscle disease or deep pectoral myopathy. What can be done?
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Keywords: poultry health, green muscle disease, turkeys, chicken, myopathy, prevention, housing management