Twisted metatarsi cause misalignment of the tendon, which is referred to as slipped tendon or perosis.   This results from a nutritional deficiency of manganese, choline, niacin, folacin or biotin.  Similar bone malformations have been shown to occur in rabbits.

Slipped tendon (perosis) in a chicken

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Description: Twisted metatarsi cause misalignment of the tendon, which is referred to as slipped tendon or perosis. This results from a nutritional deficiency of manganese, choline, niacin, folacin or biotin. Similar bone malformations have been shown to occur in rabbits.

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