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Sel-Plex® approved for horse supplements

Alltech's organic selenium, Sel-Plex®, recently received clearance in equine supplements from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Sel-Plex also received clearance for complete equine feeds in 2004.

This clearance allows horse owners to offer Sel-Plex in a full range of feeding applications, including equine supplements. Sel-Plex is an organic selenium produced by Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-3060.

Good for horses
Selenium plays an important role in equine diets. In horses, this nutrient supports better colostrum and milk selenium, a healthy immune system in the nursing foal, exercise tolerance, and the overall health of the animal. Sel-Plex is a unique form of selenium as it is presented in the same forms that are naturally present in plants. Organic selenium is more digestible than inorganic forms and better retained, which lets the animal build nutrient reserves against periods of increased demand without risking toxicity.

Sel-Plex also received authorisation as a nutritional feed additive for use in all species diets including equine diets, from the European Union (EU) under EU regulation 1750/2006.

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