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Influence of different selenium sources on performance, blood and meat selenium content of fattening lambs

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Author(s): Zvonko Antunović | Josip Novoselec | Tomislav Klapec | Suzana Čavar | Boro Mioč | Marcela Šperanda

Journal: Italian Journal of Animal Science
ISSN 1594-4077

Volume: 8;
Issue: 3s;
Start page: 163;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Lamb | Selenium | Blood | Meat.

ABSTRACT
An investigation was conducted to evaluate the bioavailability of different Se sources on fattening lambs. Forty-eight lambs, divided in 3 groups, were ad libitum fed the same diet without Se addition (control, C), or with a supply of 0.03% sodium selenite (IS) or 0.03% of organic selenium (OS; Sel-PlexTM). Growth performances were not affected by treatment. With respect to C, OS significantly increased Se content of blood (P
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