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Flax Seed Products for Horses

Cold-Pressed to a very high standard from Linseed Seed, Flax Seed Oil is rich in Omega 3, an Essential Fatty Acid that has many health benefits, and produces incredibly shiny coats...The Natural Choice for a Healthy Horse


Many horse owners, breeders and trainers are now starting to feed some form of oil as part of the diet.  Whether it be for a shiny coat, or an energy source, there are several types of oil available.  Flax Seed Oil will provide fantastic results in terms of soft, shiny coats and the energy provided, but the key advantage of using Flax Seed Oil over other readily available oils is the Omega 3 content.

Flax Seed Oil provides the richest (almost 60%) natural source of Omega 3, an essential fatty acid (EFA) which is not generally present in equine foods. Like all animals, horses cannot manufacture this essential fatty acid which is so important for their overall health.

Grain is a common ingredient of many modern horse feeds, and contains high levels of Omega 6, another Essential Fatty Acid.  Many other oils such as Hemp and Soy Bean Oil are also much higher in Omega 6 than Omega 3.  Every horse (and any other mammal) needs to obtain both Omega 3 and 6 in the diet, as they cannot be produced by the body, hence the term 'Essential'.  However, very few horse feeds contain sufficient amounts of Omega 3, and it is this lack of Omega 3 and too much Omega 6 that is often cited as the cause for several inflammatory conditions such as laminitis, arthritis and skin problems.

Supplementing your horse's daily feed with Flax Seed Oil can help to rectify the imbalance of Omega 6 and 3, and help to avoid all sorts of inflammatory conditions, as well as supporting the immune, circulatory and digestive systems.  On top of this, their coats will become soft and shiny, their skin will be healthy, their joints will be supported, muscles will repair quickly and their hooves will become strong and less prone to cracking!  And as an energy source, Flax Seed Oil is second to none, with the equivalent amount of energy being provided in one cup of oil as four cups of grain.  It is therefore ideal for race horses and endurance events, with the added advantage of muscles recovering quickly after exercise due to the high content of Omega 3.

Research also suggests that feeding a diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help to improve semen quality and its tolerance to freezing and thawing. CLICK HERE to read the research article we found very interesting.

Below are some of the key benefits of adding Omega 3 rich Flax Seed Oil to your horse's diet:  DSC 0760 1
  •   Dry, itchy skin conditions and hair loss issues can be improved naturally
  •   Can reduce the risk of allergies and allergic reactions such as Queensland itch
  •   The anti-inflammatory nature of Omega 3 can combat inflammation and inflammatory conditions such as laminitis
  •   Joint pain, reduced mobility, tying up and muscular cramps can bel reduced, and recovery times
    following exercise are decreased, as the high Omega 3 content aids the breakdown of lactic acid
  •   Horses can become less 'fizzy' when the oil is used as an energy source, due the the oil being a fat source
    of energy rather than a carbohydrate source
  •   Hooves become stronger and less prone to cracking
  •   Coats become incredibly shiny and soft - perfect for showing your horses!
  •   Gastrointestinal disorders can be treated and digestion is helped

And finally, our Flax Seed Oils for horses are processed in exactly the same way as our Food Grade Oils, and meet food grade standards, so you can be assured you are feeding your horses a top quality grade oil. 
 

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