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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 15 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 448-453
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2012.448.453
 
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Influence of Sodium Selenite on Growth, Nutrient Utilization and Selenium Uptake in Cavia porcellus

Mahima , A.K. Garg and Vishal Mudgal

Abstract:
A 70 day experiment on forty guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) was conducted to find the influence of different level of sodium selenite (inorganic selenium supplementation) on growth, nutrient utilization and selenium uptake. The sodium selenite was supplemented into a basal diet at 0, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 ppm, respectively and the basal diet comprised of 25% ground cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) hay, 30% ground maize (Zea mays) grain, 22% ground gram (Cicer arietinum) grain, 9.5% deoiled rice (Oryza sativa) bran, 6% soybean (Glycine max) meal, 6% fish meal, 1.5% mineral mixture (without Se), ascorbic acid (200 mg kg-1) and 0.1 ppm Se to meet their nutrient requirements. Daily feed intake and weekly body weights were recorded. Intake and digestibility of dry matter, organic matter, ether extract, crude fiber and nitrogen-free extract as well as uptake of calcium and phosphorus, total body weight and average daily gain were similar (p>0.05) among the four groups. However, there was a trend of increase in Se absorption of the guinea pigs with the increasing levels of Se, in the groups given 0.2 and 0.3 ppm of Se. It can be concluded that requirement of Se in guinea pigs is 0.1 ppm, as supplementation of ≥0.1 ppm sodium selenite in the diet (having 0.1 ppm Se) did not enhanced their growth rate and nutrient utilization.
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How to cite this article:

Mahima , A.K. Garg and Vishal Mudgal, 2012. Influence of Sodium Selenite on Growth, Nutrient Utilization and Selenium Uptake in Cavia porcellus. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 15: 448-453.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2012.448.453

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2012.448.453

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