Influence of dietary supplementation of selenium and vitamin E on bone morphometry and mineralization in broiler chicken under heat stress

Selenium and vitamin E in bone development


  • Meesam Raza Livestock Production Management, DGCN College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, CSKHPKV, Palampur - 176 062, India
  • Chandra Deo Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar - 243 122, India
  • A.B Mandal Central Avian Research Institute, Izatnagar - 243 122, India
  • Rukkiya Siddiqui GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pantnagar -263 145, India



Selenium, Vitamin E, Broiler chicken, Bone morphometry, Bone mineralization


A study on bone development under the influence of selenium and vitamin E supplementation was under taken in broiler chicken. Three levels of each selenium (0.15, 0.35, and 0.45 mg/kg diet) and vitamin E (50, 100, and 150 IU/ kg diet) were taken to formulate nine treatment groups in the form of broiler starter and finisher to evaluate the bone morphometry and bone mineralization of broiler chicken. The experiment was conducted in a high temperature humidity index (83.94) during the August-September period. The results revealed that bone morphometry parameters such as tibia bone proximal width, mid shaft width, distal width, and length were not influenced by dietary selenium and vitamin E supplementation. Similarly, the mean tibia bone weight (g), bone moisture (%), bone calcium (%), bone phosphorus (%), total ash (%), and bone Zn content (mg/kg) did not differ significantly due to selenium and vitamin E levels in the diet. Therefore, it can be concluded that the bone morphometry and bone mineralization in broiler chicken is not affected by different levels of selenium and vitamin E in the diet.


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How to Cite

Raza, M., Deo, C., Mandal, A., & Siddiqui, R. (2021). Influence of dietary supplementation of selenium and vitamin E on bone morphometry and mineralization in broiler chicken under heat stress: Selenium and vitamin E in bone development. Letters In Animal Biology, 1(2), 21–25.



Short Communications
Recieved 2021-11-06
Accepted 2021-12-07
Published 2021-12-09

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