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post #21 of 30 Old 02-15-2012, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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post #22 of 30 Old 02-16-2012, 12:10 AM
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post #23 of 30 Old 02-16-2012, 01:35 AM
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Through every study I've seen it says the same thing... Omega6 oils = bad, Omega3 oils = good.
Adding Flax can amend the Omega 6 discrepancy..

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Adding Flax can amend the Omega 6 discrepancy..
Why pay more to add flax to amend an Omega6 oil when you can just buy an Omega3 oil?

Not sure about you, but I like to save money..Plus its cheaper and is better for my horse..That is the way I'm going to go..

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Why pay more to add flax to amend an Omega6 oil when you can just buy an Omega3 oil?

Not sure about you, but I like to save money..Plus its cheaper and is better for my horse..That is the way I'm going to go..
All depends on your feeding program..some incorporate other variables.. (I was addressing standard oils-- not specifically Omega 6 oil)
It's all about balanced nutrition. If you found what works for you-- all the better..

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Exactly, whatever your vet and you think is best for your horse.

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i feel like this has gotten definitely off the original topic, but can you just feed flaxseed/linseed instead of oil? since it has the omega 3s?

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i feel like this has gotten definitely off the original topic, but can you just feed flaxseed/linseed instead of oil? since it has the omega 3s?

Not really off topic, we are just discussing oils, which can and do improve a horse's coat and health if used properly..

Yes, you can feed flaxseed and linseed instead of oil, it's just whatever you decide you want to use and your vet okay's it. There are many ways to go about improving your horse's coat..just explore the different options..It has a good bit to do with personal preference.

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post #29 of 30 Old 02-19-2012, 11:36 AM
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My vet recommended that I use corn oil for my older gelding who is a hard keeper, starting with a small amount and working up to a cup and a half. I now also use it on my tb who is recently off the track and needs the weight gain.
My instructor uses it on her hard keeping tb as well. As to getting the horse shiny, she adds a bit of ACV to her horses' feed.
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There has been come medical controversy over the use of corn oil. The preference seems to be vegetable. I'll boil/simmer whole flax seeds until they have doubled in size. The water will be like thick snot (sorry, don't know how else to describe it) but just dump the whole works into his pellets/grain. I use about two cups of water to 1/2 seeds. This is fed over two feedings. Soaking the seeds overnight reduces cooking time.
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