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|Title:||Effects of selenium source and level on performance, mortality and meat quality in male broilers||Contributor(s):||Naylor, Adam J (author); Choct, Mingan (author)||Publication Date:||2000||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/17473||Abstract:||Selenium (Se) is involved in membrane integrity and numerous selenoproteins, and is required by poultry for the maintenance of optimal health and meat quality. This paper reports data from a semi-commercial study examining the effect of Se source and level on broiler performance and meat quality. The interaction between the level of vitamin E and the source of Se was also investigated. Increased dietary Se levels markedly reduced (P<0.05) feed efficiency ratio (FCR) as a result of significantly (P<0.01) lower feed intakes of birds while maintaining the same weight gains. Selenium supplementation improved (P<0.01) feather scores with organic Se being superior to inorganic Se (sodium selenite). Birds receiving organic Se in their diets had improved eviscerated weight (P<0.05), breast yield (P<0.05) and reduced (P<0.01) drip loss. There were significant (P<0.05) level x source interactions on yields of breasts and marylands (thigh plus drumstick), with increased level of organic Se increasing the yields whereas the opposite was true for the inorganic Se.||Publication Type:||Conference Publication||Conference Name:||12th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 2000||Conference Details:||12th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 2000||Source of Publication:||Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium 2000, p. 125-128||Publisher:||Poultry Research Foundation, University of Sydney||Place of Publication:||Sydney, Australia||ISSN:||1034-6260||Field of Research (FOR):||070204 Animal Nutrition||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication||Other Links:||http://sydney.edu.au/vetscience/apss/documents/2000/APSS2000-naylor-pp125-128.pdf||Series Name:||Australian Poultry Science Symposium Proceedings||Series Number :||12||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 153
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