DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/61/S25.107


C. Moldovan, V.M. Popa, D.N. Raba, F. Radu, D.G. Dumbrava
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-12-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 61, 821-828 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/61/S25.107


The main goal of our paper was to determine the consequences of selenium intake (0.2 ppm as selenium selenite) on mineral profile of some broiler chicken (Ross) tissues/organs. Scarcity of studies on reference ranges for various minerals in different tissues was the secondary reason of our study. Our results highlighted significant variations on minerals content from studied samples: blood – Cu, Mn, Fe; faeces – Cu, Mn, Fe, Mg; muscular stomach – Fe, Zn, Ca; liver – Fe, Mg, Ca, Na; kidney – Cu, Mg, Ca, Na, K; lung – Cu, Fe, Mg; gonades – Fe, Zn, Na; brain – Cu, Mn, Fe, Co, Mg; heart – Fe, Ca, Na; pectoral muscles – Cu, Fe, Co; leg muscles – Cu, Mn, Na; fat tissue – Fe, Co, K; long bone (tibia) – Mn, Fe, Ca; cranium – Co, Mg, Ca; sternum – Cu, Fe, Co, Zn; skin – Cu, Mg, K; feathers – Mn, Fe, Zn, Mg, Ca, K. Consecutive to selenium treatment, the highest registered level of minerals was: Fe in lung, liver and feaces; Co in brain and gonades; Zn in feather and kidney; Mg in cranium, tibia and muscles; Ca in sternum, tibia and cranium; Na in kidney and muscles; K in liver and muscles. The lowest level of minerals was: Fe in fat tissues and blood; Co in blood; Zn in sternum, fat tissues and blood; Mg in fat tissue and skin; Ca in blood; Na in fat tissue; K in fat tissue, feather and skin.

Keywords: broiler chicken, tissues, organs, selenium, minerals.