Plants with pharmacological properties in the diet of wild ungulates of Polissya of Ukraine

  • V. Pepko Rivne state humanistic university
  • I. Hulyk The Polyssya branch of UkrSRIFEMA
  • S. Zhyhaluk Reserch Station of epizootology of IVM NAAS
  • R. Sachuk Reserch Station of epizootology of IVM NAAS
Keywords: ungulates, roe deer, wild boar, elk, helminthoses, parasites fauna, pharmaceuticals plants, diet.


In terms of forest ecosystems in Western Polesya, bordering cells of intensive livestock research started parazytofauny of game animals. Discovered possible cases of self healing of endoparasites animals. Established features seasonal diet of wild ungulates, including periodic eating plants have pharmacological properties and can be natural anthelmintics. Investigated the contents of stomachs and intestines of three species of hoofed animals (elk, roe deer European, wild boar) analysis of undigested remnants feed and plant selection helminthological material. Most attention was paid by identification of speciesof medicinal plants consumed by animals with clinical signs of helminths at critical times of the year. Marked dependence diet of ungulates from changes in climate, forage productivity of lands and epizootic situation in a number of helminths. There is also a possible link between the intensity of helminth infestations and the amount eaten plants that potentially have anti–parasitic properties. Determined about 30 species of plants and 2 species of mushrooms – possible medical components of the diet, which may be the subject of research in veterinary pharmacology and used in practice in the system of complex antiparasitic activities.


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Pepko, V., Hulyk, I., Zhyhaluk, S., & Sachuk, R. (2016). Plants with pharmacological properties in the diet of wild ungulates of Polissya of Ukraine. Scientific Messenger of LNU of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies. Series: Agricultural Sciences, 18(2), 173–177.