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Articles by Jean Kennedy


Selenium and adding value to poultry products

Responding to rising demand for functional foods allows poultry producers to not only add value but to also stand out from the crowd.
Selenium deficiency in poultry is associated with decreased productive and reproductive performances, and the development of various diseases affecting major body systems including the muscles, heart-vascular and nervous system. Addressing selenium deficiencies, however, does not only improve poultry health, there is also the potential for selenium-enriched food to benefit human health.
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