• theholisticgoat

    July 31, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Merck has a video demonstrating what true selenium deficiency looks like in a young kid. It is far different than what we normally see in social media that is actually contracted tendons:

  • theholisticgoat

    August 29, 2023 at 10:59 am

    When asked about selenium max amounts, Doug, FCE’s nutritionist, has this to say in an email:

    Your question as to how much is toxic unfortunately is not an easy one to answer. You see many factors affect how much Selenium the animal will need as well as limit it’s uptake.

    For example, Iron will bind up Selenium. So let’s say you have a water source that contains high levels of Iron. Animals in this situation will consume more Selenium. Here is another example. If your Animals have parasites they will seek out and consume more Selenium as well.

    Amounts that the animal will consume will vary in different situations.

    That being said here are some signs that can occur if Selenium is in excess.

    Loss of mane and tail from horses

    Dullness, lack of vitality, and loss of hair

    Sore feet, sloughing of hooves

    Stiffness due to joint erosion

    Heart atrophy

    Sclerosis of the liver

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