Vitamin E and selenium plasma concentrations in weanling pigs under field conditions in Norwegian pig herds

@article{Sivertsen2007VitaminEA,
  title={Vitamin E and selenium plasma concentrations in weanling pigs under field conditions in Norwegian pig herds},
  author={Tore Sivertsen and Ellen Vie and Aksel Bernhoft and B\orge Baustad},
  journal={Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica},
  year={2007},
  volume={49},
  pages={1 - 1}
}
BACKGROUND The status of alpha-tocopherol (vit E) and selenium (Se) has been shown to influence disease resistance in pigs, and may be important for the health of weanling pigs. METHODS Plasma levels of both vit E and Se were followed in weanling pigs under field conditions in six Norwegian pig herds. Plasma vit E and Se were measured in 3 sows from each herd and 4 piglets in the litter of each sow at the day before weaning (day -1); and in the same piglets at days 4, 8 and 18 after weaning… CONTINUE READING