Selenium is a key nutrient in horse nutrition and it is crucial for an optimal antioxidant status and immune function. A recent trial demonstrates that supplementation of the mare’s diet with the new generation of organic selenium (Excential Selenium4000) positively affects milk and selenium status of their foals.
In forage and cereals, selenium is predominantly present in the form of selenomethionine, the natural form of selenium in plant protein. Generally the selenium levels in forage and grains are low, as majority of the soils are selenium deficient. Complementary feed provides the additional selenium to cover the daily requirements and overcome selenium deficiency in horses. Read the full article via the link below and discover the benefits of the new generation of organic selenium for horse nutrition.