Acta Vet. Brno 2021, 90: 465-475

The effects of selenium feed supplements on the oxidative stability indicators of egg yolk during the laying period

Miroslava Fašiangová1, Gabriela Bořilová1, Danka Haruštiaková2,3, Dana Kumprechtová4, Miroslav Cigánek5, Radka Hulánková1, Eric Auclair6, Ruth Raspoet6

1University of Veterinary Sciences Brno, Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology, Department of Animal Origin Food and Gastronomic Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
2Masaryk University, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biostatistics and Analyses, Brno, Czech Republic
3Masaryk University, Faculty of Science, RECETOX, Brno, Czech Republic
4Institute of Animal Science Prague, Department of Animal Nutrition, Prague, Czech Republic
5Veterinary Research Institute, Department of Chemistry and Toxicology, Brno, Czech Republic
6Phileo by Lesaffre, Marcq-en-Baroeul, France

Received February 25, 2021
Accepted November 9, 2021


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