On June 18th, 2020, Lallemand pet nutrition and antioxidants experts Francesca Susca and Monika Leukert presented a Masterclass on antioxidants and their roles in pet nutrition organized by Nordic Pet Food Events group. The two hours session, attended by close to 100 participants from the pet food industry was titled: Antioxidant pyramid and oxidative stress: to each player its role!
Oxidative stress concerns humans and pets alike. It can occur from physiological stressful situations, such as growth and intense physical activity. It is also involved in the aging process and linked to the pathogenesis and development of many diseases. In the first session, Francesca Susca, DVM, Ph.D., Pet Development Manager, focused on the complex phenomenon of oxidative stress and introduced the antioxidant pyramid, and the role of primary and secondary antioxidants.
Among antioxidant molecules, selenium plays a crucial role in the maintenance of pets’ health and wellbeing. A wide offer of selenium, from different sources, can be found on the market, making it difficult to decide which solution is optimal for pet food supplementation. In the second session of the masterclass, Monika Leukert, Antioxidants, and Yeast Derivatives Product Manager compared the different forms of selenium available on the market.
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