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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:38:14 PM
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New generation of organic selenium for animal nutrition

Marc Rovers, Orffa
  
  

Selenium (Se) is an essential trace element for human and animal health and therefore an adequate level in the diet is crucial. Selenium sources added to the animal diet can be categorised as organic or inorganic. Organic selenium has been proven to be superior in terms of absorption, uptake in tissue and in enhancing antioxidant status compared to the inorganic sources. Recently, a new type of organic selenium has been introduced in the animal nutrition market. Where selenium yeast, the traditional source of organic selenium, has only part of its selenium in effective organic form, this new type of organic selenium has 100% in effective organic form. This new generation of selenium answers to the demands of the animal nutrition industry for continuous product quality improvement.

  
 

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