The use of herbal adaptogen to enhance the protective properties of the organism of animals

UDC 619: 615. 322

V. Kondakova,
D. Gotovs’kiy,
I. Fomchenko


Modern technologies of cultivation of animals and birds are composed of several integral technological elements (artificial microclimate, frequent change of feed, move, and regroup, weighing, vaccination, introduction of drugs, surgical operations), which can act on the body as stress factors.
Prolonged exposure to stress factors often leads to reduced productivity, the keeping of animals and the emergence of various pathologies. In veterinary practice to prevent stress  several drugs are used that belong to various pharmacological groups, is mostly antipsychotics and tranquilizers, and organic adaptogens of vegetable origin, vitamins. However, it is believed that, of all pharmacological groups listed the best stress-protective effects have adaptogens of plant origin. To improve the adaptive properties of young farm animals proposed application of biostimulator «tincture of Echinacea purpurea», which is having a positive impact on the resistance, the safety and productivity of calves, piglets, broilers and turkeys.
In particular it is established that the use of the biostimulator calves contributed to the increase in the content of albumin, immunoglobulins, calcium, red blood cells and hemoglobin in the blood, compared to animals of the control group, which the biostimulator was not applied. Also noted adaptogen positive effect on live weight of calves, which are superior to their peers.
A similar trend was noted when using the biostimulator pigs. It was established the increasing level of total protein, albumin and immunoglobulins in the blood of experimental piglets compared to control group. Also established a positive influence of biostimulant on the phagocytic activity of neutrophils and productivity of piglets.
When using biostimulator for factory chickens increased the average daily weight gain, feed conversion, reduction of sanitary marriage and mortality compared to the control chickens, which during the cultivation period did not receive an adaptogen.
When using an adaptogen to turkeys has been a positive influence of biostimulant on the indices of protein, carbohydrate, fat and mineral metabolism. The use of the tincture of Echinacea purpurea also has a positive impact on the productivity and safety of turkeys.

The use of herbal adaptogen to enhance the protective properties of the organism of animals.

Issue 2(89), Part 1, 2016