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Fowl Typhoid: Postmortem Findings In Chicks

Fowl Typhoid

Fowl typhoid is a highly septicemic bacterial disease which caused by salmonella gallinerum in chicks. Mostly others species such as turkey, quail, ducks are also susceptible.

General Feature of salmonella gallinerum

It s member of the family of Enterobacteriace which highly adaptive to host. Generally normal inhabitant of small intestine in chicks.


The bacteria are slender rods measuring approximately .9-1.0 pm-2.5 µm in length and .28-0.3 pm-1.5 µm in width.


All ages are Susceptible to salmonella gallinerum in poultry. there are confusion about age of susceptibility in different literature & writer also. some author suggested that fowl typhoid only disease of adult birds specially laying hen.

But its occurred at any ages at field condition. horizontal transform to parents to chicks from infected parents stock. Others possible way to transmit to chicks by contaminated eggs.

Postmortem Findings
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liver became 6 tines enlarged then normal & markedly congested at 08 days chicks. its predominant site of infection by fowl typhoid.
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Pericarditis conjugation with Escherichia coli infection at 9 days broiler chicks
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Spleen 5 times larger & severely blackish in color due to inflammation by S.gallinerum at 12 days broiler birds. its 2nd site of infection of fowl typhoid in poultry.

there are two main site of infection at early ages in fowl typhoid.So check the two site such liver & spleen for diagnosing fowl typhoid in chicks.

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