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.
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
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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