scaly leg

scaly leg
scaly leg also scaly legs n a disease of poultry that is transmitted by a mite of the genus Knemidokoptes (K. mutans) and that produces an abnormal rough hard scaliness on the featherless parts of the legs

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a type of mange in fowls in which the legs become enlarged and encrusted due to infestation by species of Knemidokoptes.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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