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Poultry and Laboratory Animal Nutrition
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 2009;22(12): 1661-1666.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.2009.90220    Published online October 21, 2009.
Effect of Selenium-enriched Bean Sprout and Other Selenium Sources on Productivity and Selenium Concentration in Eggs of Laying Hens
O. Chinrasri, P. Chantiratikul, W. Thosaikham, P. Atiwetin, S. Chumpawadee, S. Saenthaweesuk, A. Chantiratikul
The objective of this study was to determine the effect of Se-enriched bean sprout, Se-enriched yeast and sodium selenite on productivity, egg quality and egg Se concentrations in laying hens. Using a Completely Randomized Design, 144 Rohman laying hens at 71 weeks of age were divided into four groups. Each group consisted of four replicates and each replicate contained nine hens. The dietary treatments were T1: control diet, T2: control diet plus 0.3 mg Se/kg from sodium selenite, T3: control diet plus 0.3 mg Se/kg from Se-enriched yeast, T4: control diet plus 0.3 mg Se/kg from Se-enriched bean sprout. The results showed that there was no significant difference (p>0.05) in feed intake, egg production and egg quality among treatments. Selenium supplementation from Se-enriched yeast and Se-enriched bean sprout markedly increased (p<0.05) egg Se concentration as compared to the control and sodium selenite groups. The results indicated that Se-enriched bean sprout could be used as an alternative Se source in diets of laying hens.
Keywords: Se-enriched Plant; Organic Selenium; Egg Selenium Content; Laying Hens

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