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What caused this haematoma?


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What caused this haematoma?

This broiler has a haematoma on its shoulder joint.

This is caused by a fractured wishbone (collarbone) or shoulder joint dislocation. This could have occurred at different times, e.g. when the bird flapped violently during catching in the house or while being hung on the line. It could also have occurred if the container was tilted roughly and the bird fell on its shoulder.

If there are many of these haematomas on shoulder joints, these points in the process need careful checking and evaluation.

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