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Salmonellosis in garden birds

A review of Salmonella outbreaks in Scotland over 13 years from 1995-2008 in April 3rd 2010 Veterinary Record

This fascinating study showed some differences in birds affected by outbreaks of Salmonella in different parts of Scotland.

Over the whole country this is a disease of finches (greenfinches, chgaffinches, goldfinches and siskins) but in the south of Scotland house sparrows are also affected. Most outbreaks are during the winter months with greenfinches being affect worst in Jan/Feb.