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Table 2 Summary of in vivo studies evaluating the health benefits of selenium in pigs

From: The health benefits of selenium in food animals: a review

Sourcea Analyzed effect References
 Organic Immunomodulation, antioxidant [28, 30, 40,41,42,43,44]
  Growth performance, Se tissue concentration [25, 30, 45]
  Bioavailability [46]
  Selenoprotein activity, gene expression [30, 47]
 Organic/inorganic Antioxidant [23, 26, 48, 49]
  Immunomodulation [24, 41, 50]
  Growth performance, Se Tissue concentration [26, 38, 41, 50,51,52]
  Selenoprotein activity, gene expression [2, 24]
  1. aSelenium sources were organized by their use in pig in vivo studies. The analysis took into account the nature of selenium (i.e., organic, inorganic or both), and the outcomes of its incorporation into the diet