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    02-15-2013, 11:35 PM

Anyone ever use flaxseed in a horse's feed to make them shiny? Does it work?
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    02-15-2013, 11:45 PM
It sure does! I feed 3/4 cup every day or so......and I buy it whole and feed it whole. There was a myth that it had to be ground up so the horse could digest it rather than just poop it out.....not true. Plus buying it ground is a PITA....it goes off fast and grinding it exposes the oils in it to oxygen which degrades the oils, ie. Rancid.
    02-15-2013, 11:53 PM
Cool! Probably will try it. But do you have to mix it with feed or can you just give it to them plain?
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    02-15-2013, 11:56 PM
Well I just mix it with his ration and damp it down a little with some water so the tiny flax seeds will stick to the larger pellets of his ration
    02-15-2013, 11:56 PM
Do they eat it ok?
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    02-15-2013, 11:58 PM
Oh yeah, no problem
    02-15-2013, 11:59 PM
Ok, I'll try it then. Thanks!
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    02-16-2013, 12:00 AM
We have one horse who's just dull...hopefully it'll help him.
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    02-16-2013, 12:01 AM
You will probably see a noticeable difference in about two to three weeks......
    02-16-2013, 12:02 AM
Good :)
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