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Selenium, Normal, Deficiency, and Toxicity in Horses
Toxic in excess, selenium is an essential nutrient. Known primarily as having a role, along with vitamin E, as an antioxidant, it is now widely acclaimed to have positive effects on immune response and to be an anticarcinogen with possible protective roles in many diseases. Though the hype may be greater than the actual effects, there is no doubt this is an important nutrient that horses may not be getting enough of. This article addresses the many issues of selenium as a nutrient and provides links to information on disease caused by a deficiency and excess of selenium.
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~Last Updated: April 17, 2011;
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