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Osteodystrophy (bone disease)

This is a general term to describe specific diseases that arise whenever there is a failure of bone structure and metabolism due to faulty nutrition.

This is a general term to describe specific diseases that arise whenever there is a failure of bone structure and metabolism due to faulty nutrition. Such diseases include Osteoporosis *, Rickets and Osteomalacia *. Periostitis describes disease of the periosteum and Osteomyelitis is disease of the centre or medullary cavity of the bone.

For the * diseases in the pig, see the specific disease for futher information.