A year and a half ago, I shared an article about how University of Delaware researchers studied wooden breast syndrome. This condition is a disease that is relatively new and according to The Poultry Site, it still baffles researchers.

Luke Borst, DVM, Ph.D., is a veterinarian and associate professor at North Carolina State University and also an anatomic pathologist. He was interviewed by Poultry Health Today to provide insights about wooden breast syndrome.

Borst says researchers aren’t understanding the underlying causes and only looking into the initial factors. Borst says that this is a disease that can be caused by many factors. Researchers need to discover if it is an infectious, degenerative or toxic-related disease. Some changes caused by the disease can be suggestive of an infectious disease, as inflammation and also a replacement of muscle fiber with fat and scar tissue are present.

He believes there is a connection to the rapid growth rate of birds today. There is also an important connection between nutrition and this disease, as muscle growth requires a lot of nutrients. Borst believes that any factor that disturbs the nutrient balance could affect muscular health in a negative manner. Watch the video and read the article here.

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