In general, eggs and meat are considered to be good sources of selenium in human diet. The level and source of selenium present in poultry feed largely influences the selenium content in final consumable products. Optimizing poultry nutrition is a solution to be considered to alleviate the potential nutrient deficiencies of food or increase its nutritional value.
Selisseo®, a pure form of organic selenium, is highly bioavailable and allows great selenium deposition in tissues.
In a trial made at INRA-URA, France, Selisseo® was compared to sodium selenite in broiler feed. Two environmental conditions were tested: a thermo-neutral condition and heat stress. In both conditions Selisseo® allowed significantly increasing the selenium content of breast muscle. Selisseo® also positively influenced protein content of breast muscle under heat stress conditions: +0.61% unit vs selenite. While under heat stress protein content decreased for the group fed the sodium selenite diet, it didn’t with the Selisseo® diet.
Selisseo® in broiler feed results in enriched selenium meat and contributes to maintain high protein content. This translates into higher profits for producers and integrators.
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