Originally Posted by Five Furlongs
Thanks! There is a 50 lbs bag at a feed store that my trainer saw and it was ground flax seed, but I read that as soon as it is ground it starts loosing its effectiveness so I was confused on how they sold ground flax seed?
The ground flax in Omega Shine has been stabilized so it doesn't deteriorate as quickly. That being said, you still can't store it outside - it has to be kept cool and dry. A 20 lb bag - the size available around here - will just fill a five gallong bucket that we keep in the house where it will stay cool and dry. We just finished up a back and it seems just fine, so whatever they've done to stabilize it must work.
I may be confusing flax with something else, but it's my understanding that the seed contains a small amount of cyanide that can be harmful if boiled inside? From what I understand, the cyanide is minute enough that for no more than you feed a horse, it does them no harm and is best not to boil it - their digestive systems can break it down just fine as it is.
I just like the Omega Shine because it has other stuff in it. I really think that the psyllium in it has really helped our horses - they love to dump their feed buckets and eat the feed off the ground. Psyllium is the same stuff in Sand Clear...