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post #1 of 15 Old 10-04-2009, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Flax seeds - how much to feed?

Basically, it's in the title... :) I want to add flax seeds to the diet, but... How much should I feed? They get very little pellets with added BOSS (like lb/twice day).
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post #2 of 15 Old 10-04-2009, 12:21 PM
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I'm assuming that you know to add the new food gradually over a few weeks, I would go to max about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup.
You could also talk to your vet about what he thinks is right for your horses.
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You should check out OMEGA HORSESHINE - an awesome product - 1/2 to 1 cup daily (I use 1/2) - it is stabilized and freshly milled and human food grade. It has a shelf life of 1 year so you don't need to refrigerate or worry about the consumption rate. It has made quite a difference in my horses!
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Thanks, folks!
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I buy milled food grade flax seed at Walmart and add less than probably 1/4 cup once a day and wow! My arab mare was glowing the dark in 3-4 weeks - lol!
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I buy milled food grade flax seed at Walmart and add less than probably 1/4 cup once a day and wow! My arab mare was glowing the dark in 3-4 weeks - lol!
oh my god deineria, your arabian is incredibly gorgeous. Your pic alone has sold me on adding flax seed to my boy's diet. Really beautiful!
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I buy milled food grade flax seed at Walmart and add less than probably 1/4 cup once a day and wow! My arab mare was glowing the dark in 3-4 weeks - lol!
Interesting! I didn' know Walmart sells that. I got flax seeds from the local store (like $.75/pound).
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Flax

An old TB trainer turned me on to flax in 92, I buy it from Landmark, 50lb bag is about thirty dollars, and add up to 1/2 a cup. Benefits range from skin and coat, to immune system, you will love it.
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I learned from an horse shoer that flaxseed works well as a joint supplement too. We use it on our old horses and it has worked amazing. We purchase our from a local wholefoods co-op and the secret it is you buy it whole and then grind it with a coffee grinder which releases the omegas and good stuff. I feel a old bute container with it and then give them 2-3 scoops (old bute scoops) once a day and it works great.
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I learned from an horse shoer that flaxseed works well as a joint supplement too. We use it on our old horses and it has worked amazing. We purchase our from a local wholefoods co-op and the secret it is you buy it whole and then grind it with a coffee grinder which releases the omegas and good stuff. I feel a old bute container with it and then give them 2-3 scoops (old bute scoops) once a day and it works great.
Yeah, I heard that too that you want to grind them every morning. That's what I don't quite understand HOW does it release omega if you do so?
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