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Paratyphoid (PT) Overview
Paratyphoid (PT) is a common disease of chickens. PT is one of several types of diseases caused by infection with Salmonella spp (salmonellosis). It is most commonly caused by S.Typhimurium, but can also be caused by S. Enteritidis, which is also capable of infecting humans and other animals.
PT is transmitted to chickens multiple ways, however it is typically through other apparently healthy or recovered chickens that serve as carriers of the salmonella bacteria.
Supportive care: Isolate the bird from the flock and place in a safe, comfortable, warm location (your own chicken "intensive care unit") with easy access to water and food. Limit stress. Call your veterinarian.