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Pilarczyk B.,Lehrstuhl fur Biotechnologie der Tierreproduktion und fu Umwelthygiene | Tomza-Marciniak A.,Lehrstuhl fur Biotechnologie der Tierreproduktion und fu Umwelthygiene | Pilarczyk R.,Lehrstuhl fur Wiederkauerwlssenschaften | Kuba J.,Lehrstuhl fur Biotechnologie der Tierreproduktion und fu Umwelthygiene | And 4 more authors.
Zuchtungskunde | Year: 2013

The aim of this study was to determine the selenium concentrations in muscle, liver, kidneys, heart and lungs of goat kids and goat milk products coming from goats living in West Pomerania, NW Poland. Selenium concentrations were determined using the spectrofluorimetric method. Average selenium concentration in liver was 0.047 pg/g wet weight, muscle 0.027 μg/g w.w., kidney 0.537 μg/g w.w., lungs 0.056 μg/g w.w. and heart 0,035 μg/g w.w. In all the examined goat kids the selenium concentration was highest in kidney, and the lowest in the muscle. Mean selenium concentration in cottage cheese obtained from goat milk in West Pomerania was 0.016 μg/g w.w.; identical concentration was observed in fermented drinks (0.016 pg/ml). In fermented drinks that contained both goat and cow milk, mean selenium concentration was lower - 0.015 μg/ml (0.009-0.024 pg/ml). Mean selenium concentration in raw goat milk was 0.018 pg/ml and in pasteurized milk 0.014 μg/ml. Although the selenium concentration in muscle and organs of goats living in West Pomerania was low, the selenium concentration in their milk may be considered optimal. Source

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