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Breast Blisters (Keel Cysts) of Poultry*

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 July 2017

K. N. May
Affiliation:
Department of Poultry Science, Mississippi State University State College, Mississippi 397762
C. J. Cox
Affiliation:
Cooperative Extension Service, University of GeorgiaAthens, Georgia 30601
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The cystic structure commonly called "breast blister" occurs on the ventral aspect of the sternal crest of the keel bone of chicken and turkeys. The cyst is usually filled with a viscious, clear fluid which may appear dark in color in advanced cases. Blisters vary in size and prominence from those detectable only by careful palpation of the area to those involving the entire sternal crest.

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Mississippi Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Article No. 1848.

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