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Table 3 Effects of inorganic and bacterial organic Se sources on serum and tissues Se concentration, and selenium retention in broiler chickens

From: Influence of bacterial organic selenium on blood parameters, immune response, selenium retention and intestinal morphology of broiler chickens

Parameters Dietary treatments a SEM P value
T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 Anova B O
0–21 days
 Ingested Se µg/g 101.05b 403.91a 413.81a 406.80a 407.65a 32.82 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.0632
 Excreted Se µg/g 45.71d 179.95ab 233.38a 170.57b 109.08c 17.41 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.4766
 Retention % 54.76b 55.45b 46.08b 58.07b 73.24a 2.82 0.012 0.4694 0.4550
22–42 days
 Ingested Se µg/g 236.3e 705.6d 792.2c 819.9b 920.4a 63.95 < 0.0001 < 0.0001 < 0.0001
 Excreted Se µg/g 118.33c 233.37b 232.75b 302.16a 256.00ab 17.62 0.001 < 0.0001 0.1841
 Retention % 49.93b 66.93a 70.62a 63.15a 72.19a 2.39 0.002 0.0002 0.6183
  1. B = basal diet VS Se supplemented diets, O = organic Se VS inorganic Se, P < 0.05 = significant differences
  2. a− cMeans with different letter within a row differed significantly
  3. aT1; basal diet, T2; basal diet + 0.3 mg/ kg feed sodium selenite, T3; basal diet + 0.3 mg/ kg feed ADS1 Se, T4; basal diet + 0.3 mg/ kg feed ADS2 Se, T5; basal diet + 0.3 mg/ kg feed ADS18 Se