Bìol. Tvarin, 2017, volume 19, issue 3, pp. 107–114


О. М. Stefanyshyn, А. VHunchak, O. I. Lukovska, Ya. MSirko, V. О. Kystsiv, BBLisna, S. I Koretchuk

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Institute of Animal Biology NAAS,
38 V. Stus str., Lviv 79034, Ukraine

The paper presents the data about the caecums microflora composition in quails of Pharaon breed and their productivity under the additional administration of fitobiotic “Activo” and synbiotic “Propoul” to the ration in critical periods of growth (28th, 41st, 71st day after birth). The “Activo” preparation positively affected on the caecums microflora by increasing the number of strains with normal enzymatic activity and growing of cell E. coli. The use of “Propoul” preparation to the quail’s diet caused the changes of caecums microflora composition such as an increase of lactobacilli amount on the 41st day from the birth. An increase of bifidobacteria and E. coli strains with high enzymatic activity in the quail’s intestinal microflora in this period also had positive influence on the intestinal microbocenosis in poultry. Feeding up the “Activo” and “Propoul” preparations to Pharaon breed quails promoted the productivity of birds of 1st and 2nd experimental groups on 8 and 13 % respectively compared with control group during age period.

Pharaon quails belong to meat breeds, but their eggs laying capacity was at the level of eggs breed. High performance of incubation depends on the quality of eggs. The high quality of eggs provides hatchability of quails, their viability and productivity. Administration the “Activo” and “Propoul” preparations to the diet of quail’s in 1st and 2nd experimental groups respectively was accompanied by high hatchability on 13 % and 5 % compared with control groups of poultry.


  1. Bajdevlyatova O. N., Ogurcova N. S., Shomina N. V., Tereshchenko A. V. Morphological indicators of quality of eggs a new subpopulation of chickens for meat and egg productivity direction. Poultry, 2011, vol. 67, pp. 1–7. (in Russian)
  2. Danilevska N., Subbotin V., Tishkin N. Probiotics: effects on different species of quail. Poultry, 2005, no. 8, pp. 14–15. (in Russian)
  3. Demir E., Sarica S., Ozcan M. The use of natural feed additives as alternative to an antibiotic growth promoter in broiler diets. Arch. Geflugelkd., 2005, 69, pp. 110–116.
  4. Gill C. Botanical feed additives. Feed International, 2004, pp. 14–17.
  5. Hunchak A. V., Ratych I. B., Kaminska M. V. Composition of cecum microflora and indices of cellular immunity in broiler chickens under the action of phytomedication. The Animal Biology, 2012, vol. 14, no. 1–2, pp. 518–523. (in Ukrainian)
  6. Jamroz D., Orda J., Kamel C. Influence of phytogenic extracts on performance, digestibility and gut microbial status in broiler chickens. Archiv fur Glflugelkunde; 11th European Poultry Conference, Bremen, 2002, p. 105.
  7. Kaminska M. V. The microflora of the bird’s intestinal tract: composition, main functions, causes and consequences of violations. Poultry, 2010, vol. 65, pp. 45–50. (in Ukrainian)
  8. Kaminska M. V., Stefanyshyn O. M., Hunchak A. V. Determining the composition of intestinal microflora of poultry. Lviv, 2015. 28 p. (in Ukrainian)
  9. Muhina N. V., Korotkov A. V., Martynova I. A., Zajcev F. N. Prospects for the use of natural growth promoters in poultry. Animal Nutrition and Forage Production, 2010, no 7, pp. 41–45. (in Russian)
  10. Neminushchaya L. A., Vorobyeva G. I., Skotnikova T. A. New antibiotics for poultry and their use in order to improve the effectiveness of vaccination. Poultry and poultry products, 2012, no. 5, pp. 41–44. (in Russian)
  11. Rolfe R. D. Interactions among microorganisms of the indigenous intestinal flora and their influence on the host. Rev Infect Dis., 1984, vol. 6, suppl. 1, pp. 73–79. https://doi.org/10.1093/clinids/6.Supplement_1.S73
  12. Shevyirina S. V., Zayceva E. V., Kriklivy H. H. Stages of development of female Japanese quails. Collection of scientific works “The modern world, nature and man”, 2009, pp. 43–44. (in Russian)
  13. Wald C. Gewürze und Coeine Übersicht. Lohmann Inform, 2003, 3, pp. 7–11.
  14. Vlizlo V. V., Fedoruk R. S., Ratych I. B. Laboratory methods of research in biology, stockbreeding and veterinary medicine. Lviv, Spolom, 2012, 764 p. (in Ukrainian)

Download full text in PDF format

© 2016 Institute of Animal Biology