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Current advances In Selenium Research And Applications
by P.F.Surai,J.A.Taylor-Pickard

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The aim of the present volume is to provide updated information on several important Se-related subjects, including Se status in Europe and ways of its improvement, advances in Se analysis and speciation in biological material, roles of selenium in poultry, pig and ruminant nutrition. Production of functional Se-enriched food, the relationship between selenium and mycotoxins, polyunsaturated fatty acids as well as reoviruses are also addressed.

Selenium (Se) is an essential dietary trace element participating in the regulation of various physiological functions in both animals and humans through its incorporation into selenoproteins as the amino acid selenocysteine. Among many minerals Se has a special place being the most controversial trace element with a narrow gap between essentiality and toxicity. Indeed there are important environmental issues considering selenium as a pollutant from the one hand and global selenium deficiency on the other. In fact, Se deficiency is considered as a risk factor for the development of various diseases in human and animals. Decreased Se availability from soils as a result of low soil pH and usage of synthetic fertilizers is the major concern in European countries causing inadequate Se levels in food and feeds. Furthermore, it seems likely that sodium selenite used for the last 30 years as a feed supplement is not an optimal form of Se and the usage of organic selenium in animal diets could help to maintain optimal Se status as well as high immunocompetence, productive and reproductive performance.

Contents:

  • Selenium deficiency in Europe: causes and consequences P.F. Surai, V.I. Fisinin and T.T. Papazyan
  • Selenium deficiency in Russia: problems and decisions N. Golubkina
  • Selenium status in Ukraine: food for thoughts S.D. Melnichuk and P.F. Surai
  • Selenium-enriched eggs: from niche market to main stream T.T. Papazyan, V.I. Fisinin and P.F. Surai
  • Analytical and technical considerations for selenium analysis in eggs,meat and milk R. Murphy and C. Connolly
  • Analytical techniques for speciation of selenium in food and food supplements: state-of-the-art K. Bierla, J. Szpunar and R. Lobinski
  • Selenium modifies avian reovirus pathogenicity related to malabsorption syndrome F.W. Edens, J. Read-Snyder and R. Somody
  • Selenium, mycotoxins and other contaminants M. Mézes and J.E. Dvorska
  • Selenium in sheep nutrition K. ?obanová-Boldiárová, ?. Grešáková, Š. Faix, V. Petrovi? and ?. Leng
  • Selenium in poultry nutrition V.I. Fisinin, T.T. Papazyan and P.F. Surai
  • Selenium in pig nutrition W.H. Close, P.F. Surai and J.A. Taylor-Pickard
  • Selenium for dairy cows: an update S. Andrieu and D. Wilde

Ideal for: nutritionists, veterinarians, human doctors, researchers and any other readers interested in selenium

 

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ISBN13: 9789086860739
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
Language: English
Published: 2008

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