Salmonella Gallinarum

There are a number of different avian species which may be carriers of Salmonella Gallinarum, it has been found in free-living corvids, pigeons, psittacine birds, ducks, and doves.

Chicks from mail-order hatcheries are frequent carriers of Salmonella spp. In fact, the proportion of mail-order hatchling boxes which tested positive for Salmonella was higher in 2015 (27%) compared to 2014 (17%).

Hosts

  • corvids
  • pigeons
  • psittacine birds
  • ducks
  • doves
  • chickens