Selenium metabolism in animals: the relationship between dietary selenium form and physiological response
KATE A. JACQUES - North American Biosciences Center, Alltech Inc.
The mineral complement of the animal and, to a large extent, the human diet is the fraction that historically we have made little attempt to supply in the form in which it occurs in natural mammalian foods. For the most part the strategy of using inorganic minerals, ie. oxides, sulfates and carbonates, has successfully provided the nutrients needed for growth and production of domestic livestock. ...