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Inorganic Versus Organic Selenium Supplementation: A Review

Author(s): Mahima | Amit Kumar Verma | Amit Kumar | Anu Rahal | Vinod Kumar | Debashis Roy

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 15;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 418;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: glutathione peroxidase | organic sources | metabolism | growth performance | bioavailability | egg quality | Selenium enriched yeast

Selenium is an essential trace element in the diets which is required for maintenance of health, growth and biochemical-physiological functions. The area covered in this review has been rapidly unfolding in recent years and has already acquired a vast spread. This study presents a concise introductory overview of the effect of organic and inorganic selenium on growth performance, carcass traits, daily egg production, egg quality, Se uptake in various tissues and plasma and plasma glutathione peroxidase activity in animals.
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