Equine Health Care
IS LINSEED OIL GOOD FOR HORSES?
Synovium Pure Linseed Oil poses many benefits to the horse
Scientific research has shown that pure linseed oil offers many benefits to the horse when added to their daily diet.
Linseed Oil is a beneficial source of energy compared to cereal feeds. It is much safer and easier to digest, posing less disturbance to the horse’s hindgut.
Pure linseed oil has been proven to support horses prone to Laminitis, tying-up, colic, sweet-itch and other skin conditions. This is due to its high levels of Omega 3 & Omega 6. Horses cannot make these fatty acids themselves and so rely on obtaining them from their diet. Horses are usually already high in omega 6, from grains, but are generally low in omega 3 fatty acids. These are important building blocks for the hormones which control the immune function, blood clotting, and cell growth together with cell membranes and can also affect skin and coat condition.
The incorrect balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3 can contribute to inflammation in the horse’s body. Supplementing with pure linseed oil can help horses with inflammatory skin condition and reduce inflammation within joints.
Linseed oil should be introduced to the horse’s diet gradually over 1-2 weeks. A natural and pure linseed oil should only be used, our Synovium Linseed Oil is of the highest quality. Always seek veterinary advice when concerned about the health of your horse.
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