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post #11 of 17 Old 02-27-2011, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by DrumRunner View Post
Correct me if im wrong because I am curious..I know this is off topic here and im sorry..I had my mare on rice bran oil for weight gain and I was looking for something stronger for it but I read in smartpak that any oil was bad for horses. Which doesn't make sense because there are all kinds of oil supplements..if there is something bad about feeding oil, even following exact directions, what problems would it cause??..
Are you sure you read that right??? because my smartpak said it was good.
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post #12 of 17 Old 02-27-2011, 11:17 AM
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yeah I'm sure..I was comparing oils and different supplements and it said that most oils weren't good for horses. I didn't really believe it because I haven't ever heard oil being bad and I know alot of people who do use oil. I actually liked using the oil. I was just curious to know if anybody else had ever heard this??

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post #13 of 17 Old 02-27-2011, 12:56 PM
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hone of my horses are just like that, dry skin and no glow in the coat. I put him corn oil over his hay and energy food and that helps, sometimes I give him olive oil :)

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post #14 of 17 Old 02-28-2011, 03:49 AM
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I feed all my horses some amount of cocosoya. I started with my older mare for weight gain and coat condition. It made her shine like a new car. So I feed it to all my horses now, everyone looks great and no dander at all.
I know tons of people that use oils and no one has had any issues. Getting correct information from a dealer isnt always easy, their products are always the best.....smartpac doesnt sell oils so......
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post #15 of 17 Old 02-28-2011, 07:43 AM
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I know I sound like a broken record might want to try adding up to a cup of ground flax seeds per day to her diet. I buy the seeds in bulk and then grind them in a coffee grinder as needed. Try not to grind for too long as the heat from the friction does take away some of their value but I have found a significant difference in the skin and coat when I started using it.
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-01-2011, 10:40 PM
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Sounds like not enough omega-3's in the diet. I really like Omega Horseshine (stabilized, ground flaxseed). A lot of people do add corn oil, which has omega-6's. I do some myself, but I've seen more stunning results with the Omega Horseshine. My horses get dappled, they shed earlier, and they are nice and shiny.

I buy mine at Tractor Supply Company, but you can check it out at smartpak: SmartPak - Omega Horseshine customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings

The customer reviews are what convinced me to try it.
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post #17 of 17 Old 03-01-2011, 10:53 PM
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You know... it also didn't occur to me that she might need enzymes. Enzymes are in live foods (like fresh grass - not so much in hay). You can buy enzyme tablets, capsules or powder, either at a people health food store, or maybe you can find them online somewhere for pets (any food enzymes should work just fine). I know a lot of dogs with "allergies" get really dry and itchy and smelly, sometimes with red eyes or ear infections and all because their dry food doesn't have the enzymes they need in it. Any "live" food added to their diet (and/or enzyme tablets or powder) can really make a huge difference. So I'm wondering if your horse would benefit from enzymes. If you can, try adding a cut up apple and some cut up carrot to her feed every day for a month and see if that helps, too. Just a thought... (I'll bet that ground, fresh flaxseed like another poster suggested would have at least some amount of enzymes in it, too - kill two birds with one stone.)
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