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post #1 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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do you need to grind flaxseed?

like the title says, do you need to grind flaxseed for it to have any benefit?
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post #2 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 03:37 PM
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No, I have fed whole flaxseed before to the same effect. The only reason I buy ground now is because it's cheaper then whole at my feed store, for some unknown reason.
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 03:41 PM
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No, you do not need to grind it. But if you do, feed it right away because after it's ground it will spoil fairly quickly.
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post #4 of 5 Old 10-04-2013, 06:31 PM
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Feeding whole is fine. In fact, my horse seems to prefer the whole over the stabilized ground stuff that I bought last time I was at the feed store. As soon as I run out, it's back to whole!
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-06-2013, 10:31 AM
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You don't need to grind it at all. I feed it whole, boiled into a porridge with French white millet. It helps put top line on and will also help clear sand out of the gut

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