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A superior source of selenium

Evidence from over the last 20 years indicates that the form of dietary selenium is key to its efficiency. This has led to an industry-wide shift toward organic forms of selenium and a move away from the traditional inorganic form of sodium selenite. Selenite’s high toxicity, pro-oxidant properties and low bioavailability have caused the industry to question its use.

Sel-Plex® is Alltech’s proprietary organic form of selenium yeast. It is an excellent dietary source of selenium and is manufactured to mimic Mother Nature. The selenium from Sel-Plex is safer and better able to meet the higher requirements of livestock raised for rapid growth, reproductive performance and health.

Sel-Plex for dairy cattle

The average dairy cow is likely not meeting her genetic potential. Reaching this point begins with optimal feeding before birth and at every life stage. This includes provision of minerals, such as selenium. Selenium deficiency in dairy cows is related to various health issues, along with decreased productive and reproductive performance. Dietary inclusion of a selenium supplement, like Sel-Plex, is crucial for the health and profitability of the herd.

Benefits of using Sel-Plex in dairy cows include:

  • Helping maintain a healthy immune system
  • Supporting normal reproductive function
  • Supporting udder health
  • Supporting postpartum health
  • Enhancing milk quality and nutritional value

Contact an Alltech representative for more information.

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Sel-Plex for beef cattle

Most of the world’s agricultural areas are in regions where feed and forages have suboptimal selenium levels. Providing Sel-Plex to beef cattle can help you avoid issues linked with selenium deficiency, including hoof health, respiratory, disease and mastitis challenges, which can affect overall profitability.

 Benefits of using Sel-Plex in beef cattle include:

  • Helping maintain a healthy immune system
  • Supporting beef cows dealing with stress due to weaning and receiving
  • Supporting normal reproductive function
  • Enhancing the nutritional value of meat

Contact an Alltech representative for more information.

Sel-Plex for poultry

Selenium deficiency in poultry diets can lead to several adverse effects, such as poor feathering, reduced egg production, suppressed immunity and diseases, that can cause significant profit losses for a poultry operation. Sel-Plex, an organic selenium yeast, better meets the needs of modern-day birds and has a practical impact on poultry health and performance.

Benefits of using Sel-Plex in poultry include:

  • Supporting chick health
  • Promoting broiler viability, resulting in lower cumulative mortality
  • Improving ADG of broilers
  • Improving FCR of broilers and layers
  • Greater feather quality
  • Improved antioxidant status
  • Superior egg production
  • Improved meat quality and nutritional value
  • Supporting reproduction
  • Maintenance of the body’s defence system

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Sel-Plex for pigs

Selenium deficiency in pigs can cause slower growth rates, diseases and even death among young piglets. Selenium toxicity in pigs (an excess of selenium) has been known to interfere with the absorption and utilization of other essential trace minerals, such as zinc. Sel-Plex is an organic selenium yeast proven to enhance performance by providing selenium in a form naturally present in plants. It is more easily absorbed, stored and utilized by the pig than inorganic selenium, better supporting natural defences. Improved selenium tissue retention also results in less selenium excretion, making Sel-Plex more environmentally friendly than its inorganic counterparts.

Benefits of using Sel-Plex in pigs include:

  • Supporting reproductive health and sow longevity
  • Promoting piglet viability, resulting in lower piglet pre-weaning mortality
  • Optimizing immune response and antioxidant status
  • Improving meat quality and the nutritional value
  • Improved FCR, ADG and carcass weight

Contact an Alltech representative for more information.

Sel-Plex for aquaculture

Selenium deficiency in aquaculture diets can lead to several adverse effects, such as poor growth rate, decreased performance, suppressed immunity and diseases, that can lead to significant profit losses. Sel-Plex, an organic selenium yeast, delivers a superior source of selenium with the benefits of antioxidants. Hence, there is great potential to increase the efficiency of fish and shrimp production through selenium nutrition.

Benefits of using Sel-Plex in salmon include:

  • Improved meat quality
  • Improved pigmentation
  • Higher growth rate
  • Reduced filet gaping
  • Increased selenium muscle content

Benefits of using Sel-Plex in tilapia include:

Tilapia for breeding:

  • Improved performance of progeny
  • Improved feed conversion ratio (FCR)
  • Higher fry survival %
  • Higher weight gain

Tilapia for harvest:

  • Higher weight gain
  • Higher length gain
  • Improved FCR

Benefits of using Sel-Plex in shrimp include:

  • Supporting growth
  • Optimized immune performance
  • Increased plasma protein levels
  • Increased blood cell levels
  • Higher selenium muscle content

Contact an Alltech representative for more information.

Sel-Plex for equine

Selenium deficiency in equine animals can cause problems, such as impaired muscle function,  suppression of the immune system and reduced reproductive performance. At the other end of the scale, selenium toxicity (excess selenium) leads to impaired hoof and hair development, respiratory problems and, in severe cases, death. Sel-Plex is an organic selenium yeast, with a low toxicity risk, proven to enhance performance by providing selenium in a form that mimics what is naturally present in plants and is more digestible than inorganic forms.

Benefits of using Sel-Plex in equine include:

  • Contributing to healthy antioxidant activity
  • Supporting colostrum and milk selenium
  • Supporting the nutritional status of the foal
  • Supporting normal reproductive function
  • Enhanced exercise tolerance
  • Supporting performance of recreational horses
  • Fortifying the nutritional value of horse feeds and supplements

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Supported by more than 30 years of research

As we demand more from our animals, we must demand more from our minerals

Selenium is involved in numerous important systems within the body, including antioxidant defence, reproduction and immune function. By using Sel-Plex, we can boost the selenium status of livestock animals reliably and safely, allowing the build-up of nutrient reserves for periods of increased antioxidant demand and stress without risking toxicity.

Improved nutritional value of food products

Like animals, people often do not get enough selenium in their diets. Functional or enriched foods offer consumers a way to get the most from their diets.

Sel-Plex is proven to improve the performance and efficiency of food-producing animals and naturally enhance the nutritional value of meat, milk and eggs.

In 2009, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) recognized several human health claims for Sel-Plex-enriched meat, eggs and milk.

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Sel-Plex is the first FDA-reviewed form of organic selenium and was also the first strain-specific form to be EU-approved in all species.

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Sel-Plex is manufactured, packaged and sold by Alltech using highly controlled manufacturing processes and quality control methods.

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Supported by more than 30 years of research, Sel-Plex is the most researched and proven form of organic selenium.

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Improved selenium uptake and tissue retention when livestock is supplemented with Sel-Plex compared to inorganic selenium.

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Sel-Plex is designed to completely replace all inorganic and organic selenium sources in the diet.

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