FourFlax Flax Seed Oil 5L
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.
- 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 be reduced, and recovery times following exercise are decreased, as the high Omega 3 content aids the breakdown of lactic acid
- Hooves become stronger and less prone to cracking
- Gastrointestinal disorders can be treated and digestion is helped
Coats become incredibly shiny and soft - perfect for showing your horses
Suggested daily feeding rate of 30ml-70ml of oil as a starting point. This will help your horse to adjust to the oil, and is a perfect amount for general health and conditioning. You should see results within 10-14 days, as long as the oil is fed every day.
The coat and hair will be softer and shinier and you may notice a difference in mobility and general behavior. If you have a miniature horse, you should be feeding roughly 30ml per day, a pony should be fed around 40ml per day, upwards to a horse of 17hh should be fed around 60ml per day.
If your horse is suffering with a specific inflammatory condition, such as a skin problem, arthritis or allergies, then you may wish to increase this amount, as the amount can depend on the severity of the condition and the individual.
If you are an endurance event rider or race horse owner and you wish to use the oil as an energy source, a daily feeding rate of between 130-200ml per day is suggested. Remember, the key is to feed the oil every day for results to be measurable.
** Ensure the container is kept in a cool dark place such as a garage or tack shed, away from direct sunlight. **