Effect of Feed Supplements on the Occurrence of Coccidia Oocysts in the Digestive Tract of Pheasants

Luboš Zábranský, Miloslav Šoch, Bohuslav Čermák, František Lád, Pavel Novák, Jaromír Kadlec, Miroslav Maršálek


Received: 2015-07-16   |   Accepted: 2016-05-20   |   Available online: 2016-05-30


The occurrence of coccidiosis is an enormous problem of pheasant farming. The aim of this study is to show, that this disease can be cured by unconventional dietary supplements.  Dietary supplements which were used in this study were as follows: prebiotics (Ascophyllum nodosum), probiotics (Lactobacillus thermophilus) and homeopathics. Four groups of pheasants were made - three experimental groups and one control group. All groups were consisted of 12 individuals. The pheasant Phasianus colchicus was used in this experiment. Dietary supplements were served for 30days. The favourable effect of homeopatics (P < 0.05) and Lactobacillus thermophilus (P < 0.05) on the intestinal tract of pheasant was statistical significant.

Keywords: Eimeria tenella, homeopatics, prebiotics, probiotics, Phasianus colchicus


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