Journal article

Bioavailability of selenium from selenium-enriched milk assessed in the artificially reared neonatal pig

Raffaele Uglietta, Peter T Doyle, Glen P Walker, Joanna W Heard, Clare M Leddin, C Richard Stockdale, Graeme H McIntosh, Graeme P Young, Frank R Dunshea

NUTRITION & DIETETICS | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

There is interest in pre-farm gate fortification of the diet with highly bioavailable selenium (Se) to improve public health, so the aim of the present study was to determine the bioavailabilities of Se from Se-enriched whole milk and milk replacers supplemented with exogenous Se in neonatal pigs. Milk enriched with Se (1070 μg Se/kg dry matter (DM); HSeM) was obtained from cows supplemented with selenised yeast while the control milk diet (135 μg Se/kg DM; LSeM) was made using milk powder from non-supplemented cows. Additional diets were formulated by adding selenised yeast (HSP) or selenate (HSN) to the LSeM diet to give final Se concentrations of 1070 μg Se/kg DM. Neonatal pigs were train..

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