Birds are challenged all along the production cycle: hatching, transportation, high temperature, high density, diseases… These stresses affect performance and can result in increased mortality.
Mortality in broiler flocks represents lost income to growers and integrators. Improving the antioxidant capacity of animals through nutrition is a solution to be considered to reduce mortality in flocks.
Selisseo® is a pure organic selenium based antioxidant, with high potential for counteracting the negative effects of oxidative stress.
The Bangkok Animal Research Center, Thailand, led a study aiming at comparing the efficacy of Selisseo® and sodium selenite on performance parameters of broilers raised in tropical conditions. Broilers fed Selisseo® had higher resistance to stress thanks to enhanced antioxidant capacity. 1% improvement in mortality rate was observed in the Selisseo® group compared to the sodium selenite group. At a production scale of 1 million broilers, this 1% improvement in mortality represents 7,800 additional live birds. Consequently, producers can make an additional profit of 13,200€.
Using Selisseo® in broiler rearing helps alleviating the impacts of stress, which translates into higher profits for producers.
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