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  • Can i give my dog cod liver oil for horses
  • How much cod liver oil to give a horse

 
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    07-02-2011, 05:35 PM
  #1
Yearling
Feeding fish oil?

I'm thinking of giving my horse cod liver oil in the regular feed and I was wondering if anyone else had tried this? I've heard great things about it, including it's benefits to joints, immune system, coat/hooves, and works that it words as an anti-inflamitory, however I'd love to hear from someone that has actually used it.
     
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    07-03-2011, 08:23 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Against Cod Liver Oil:
Cod Liver Oil for Horses

Not one-way-or-the-other-for-cod-liver-oil:
Benefits of feeding Omega 3 Oils to Horses and Ponies

TheHorse.com link only talks about using cod liver oil as a hoof dressing.

The Horse | Search results for cod+liver+oil

Use your own judgement but, if it were me, I would not feed Cod Liver Oil to a horse. I feed flax, which is a safe "horse approved" product and I get the healthy, shiny hooves and coat the OP is looking for
     
    07-03-2011, 08:51 AM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by walkinthewalk    
Against Cod Liver Oil:
Cod Liver Oil for Horses

Not one-way-or-the-other-for-cod-liver-oil:
Benefits of feeding Omega 3 Oils to Horses and Ponies

TheHorse.com link only talks about using cod liver oil as a hoof dressing.

The Horse | Search results for cod+liver+oil

Use your own judgement but, if it were me, I would not feed Cod Liver Oil to a horse. I feed flax, which is a safe "horse approved" product and I get the healthy, shiny hooves and coat the OP is looking for
I also feed flax, and have for 15 years. I recommend this also...
     
    07-03-2011, 10:16 AM
  #4
Weanling
I wouldn't feed fish oil to a horse since it's an animal product and therefore not in a horse's natural diet. If I wanted to up the O3s in my horse's diet I would give something that is plant based like flaxseed.

I do the same with my Labs. Since flaxseed isn't something natural in a dog's diet, I feed them fish based O3s like sardines in a can or fish oil.

I will not give Cod Liver oil to my dogs since the liver is where all the toxins are processed.
     

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