, Volume 31, Issue 6, pp 975–980 | Cite as

Silver in the meat and organs of broiler chickens in case of using colloidal silver as an alternative to antibiotics

  • Aleksandrova Svetlana SergeevnaEmail author
  • Simonov Oleg Anatolevich
  • Shigabaeva Gulnara Nurchallaeva
  • Bakharev Alexey Aleksandrovich
  • Renev Evgeniy Petrovich
  • Shabaldin Sergey Vladimirovich
  • Grigoreva Marina Alexeevna
  • Ivanov Igor Diadorovitch


The search for new antibacterial products, the mechanisms of action of which differ from conventional antibiotics is a current a topical issue. The objective of our research is to identify the presence of silver in meat and organs of broiler chicks that had been given colloidal silver. The results show that the broiler chick meat contains silver in quantities safe for humans regardless of the use of colloidal silver. Comparison of meat analysis results in experimental and control groups indicate that the ratio of parameters distribution variance for all birds to the mean variance by group for each measured no statistical differences in the chemical composition of bird’s meat of experimental and control groups. The analysis also confirmed the existing difference in chemical composition of leg muscle meat and chest muscle meat (P < 0.05), whereas leg muscle contains more fat (6.81% vs. 2.85%) and less protein (20.25% vs. 22.81%).


Colloidal silver Broiler Chicken meat 



The present work was supported by the Basic Research Program of RAS No. X 10.7.157


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Aleksandrova Svetlana Sergeevna
    • 1
    Email author
  • Simonov Oleg Anatolevich
    • 2
  • Shigabaeva Gulnara Nurchallaeva
    • 3
  • Bakharev Alexey Aleksandrovich
    • 1
  • Renev Evgeniy Petrovich
    • 1
  • Shabaldin Sergey Vladimirovich
    • 4
  • Grigoreva Marina Alexeevna
    • 5
  • Ivanov Igor Diadorovitch
    • 6
  1. 1.SRIA for NTUR – Branch of Tyumen Scientific Centre SB RASNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Tyumen Scientific CentreSB RASTyumenRussia
  3. 3.Tyumen State UniversityTyumenRussia
  4. 4.Department of Physiology and PharmacologySouth Ural State Agrarian UniversityChelyabinskRussia
  5. 5.Department of Ecology and GeneticsInstitute of Biology of TSUTomskRussia
  6. 6.Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics – subdivision of FRC FTMNovosibirskRussia

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