Sergey Miroshnikov, Alexandra Mustafina, Ilmira Gubaidullina

Evaluation of action of ultrafine silicon oxide on the body of broiler chickens

DOI: 10.33284/2658-3135-103-1-20

UDC 636.5:577.17


Research was carried out according the plan of research scientific works on 2019-2021 yy. FSBSI FRC BST RAS (No 0761-2019-0005)

Evaluation of action of ultrafine silicon oxide on the body of broiler chickens

Sergey A Miroshnikov, Alexandra S Mustafina, Ilmira Z Gubaidullina

Federal Research Centre of Biological Systems and Agrotechnologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Orenburg, Russia)

Summary. Porous ultrafine silicon oxide (SiO2 UFP) has been widely used in various fields of biology, medicine, and agriculture. SiO2 UFP preparations are of particular interest for use in feeding farm animals and birds, which is associated with the functions of silicon as conditionally essential microelement.

For the experiment, 120 heads of 7-day broilers of “Arbor-Acres” crosses were selected, they were divided into 4 groups by the method of analogues (n = 30). During the experiment, chickens of the control group received basic diet; birds from the experimental groups were additionally injected with ultrafine silicon oxide in various dosages (100-300 mg / kg of feed).

During the study, it was found that ultrafine silicon contributes to an increase in the number of red blood cells, platelets in the bloodstream, reduces the content of white blood cells, and increases the concentration of hemoglobin and blood protein.

Feeding ultrafine silicon oxide allowed us to obtain the maximum productive effect in terms of difference in live weight on day 14 of the accounting period of 6.69%. In the course of the research, the fact of increasing feed conversion was established after SiO2 UFP preparation was included in the diet.

Key words: broiler chickens, ultrafine silicon, blood morphology and biochemistry, chicken productivity, feed consumption.


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Miroshnikov Sergey Aleksandrovich, Dr. Sci (Biol.), RAS Corresponding Member, Director, Federal Research Centre of Biological Systems and Agrotechnologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 460000, Orenburg, Russia, 29, 9 Yanvarya St., tel.: 8(3532)30-81-70, e-mail:

Mustafina Alexandra Sergeevna, Specialist of Testing Centre of Common Use Centre, Federal Research Centre of Biological Systems and Agrotechnologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 460000, Orenburg, Russia, 29, 9 Yanvarya St., tel.: 8-912-340-21-10, е-mail:

Gubaidullina Ilmira Zakievna, Junior Researcher Laboratory for Biological Testing and Expertises, Federal Research Centre of Biological Systems and Agrotechnologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, 460000, Orenburg, Russia, 29, 9 Yanvarya St., е-mail:, tel.: 8-912-843-10-69

Received: 28 February 2020; Accepted: 16 March 2020; Published: 31 March 2020