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  • Can horses get cholesterol
  • Horses and cholestrol

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    05-22-2011, 02:39 PM

This may be a stupid question, but can horses have cholesterol problems if they get veg oil?
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    05-22-2011, 03:58 PM
Studies have shown that you can safely substitute something like 40% of the horses diet with fat so I wouldn't worry so much about Cholesterol. However, veggie oil is higher in omega 6's which is pro-inflammatory so I wouldn't saturate 6 lbs of sweet feed in veggie oil but 1/2 cup each feeding isn't going to hurt your horse.

What I'm trying to say is veggie oil isn't the premium addition to a horse's diet but it isn't the worst either.
    05-23-2011, 09:06 AM
Thanks :)
I'm feeding her 1dcl of oil a day (that's 0,4 cup) and it helps gain her weight, difference is visible in only 2 and half weeks :)
Oil from flax seed is anti-inflammatory, isn't it? Any other oils like this?
    05-23-2011, 02:44 PM
I am under the impression that only Humans can get cholesterol... don't quote me on that though..

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