Effective levels of selenium in the feeding of growing quail meat production

  • M. I. Holubiev National University of life and environmental sciences of Ukraine
  • T. A. Holubieva National University of life and environmental sciences of Ukraine
Keywords: quails, Selenium (Se), growth, body weight, feed consumption, feed


The studies were conducted in growing quail meat production at the age of 1–35 days in the research laboratory of feed additives National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. The research goal was to establish effective levels of additional introduction of Selenium in fodder for growing quail by comparing them to some zoo–technical indicators. Five groups of 100 quails were formed.  The quails of the Control Group were fed a standard diet without the inclusion of additional Selenium. The quails of the trial groups received a standard diet supplemented with selenium: group 2 – 0.1 mg, group 3 – 0.2 mg, group 4 – 0.3 mg and group 5 – 0.4 mg / kg feed. For a determine the effect of selenium on the productive qualities of quails was conducted taking into account their of preservation, feed intake, body weight is determined and calculated feed cost per 1 g of live weight gain. During the study established that the level of preservation quails high enough in the experimental groups, the best body weight was observed in animals consuming an additional 0.4 mg of Se, and the lowest feed consumption per 1 kg of growth – from poultry which were fed 0.2 mg Se. Thus, investigated of trace elements in the indicated doses increases the productivity of quails and decrease feed costs per 1 kg of live weight gain


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Holubiev, M., & Holubieva, T. (2016). Effective levels of selenium in the feeding of growing quail meat production. Scientific Messenger of LNU of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies. Series: Agricultural Sciences, 18(2), 48–51. https://doi.org/10.15421/nvlvet6711