Originally Posted by Kincsem
Putting corn and/or soybean oil in a horses feed can help prevent colic. Also make sure the horse has plenty of water. Both those things can help prevent impactions. Also oil helps with gas and has been used to cure frothy bloat in cattle. I have had horses since 12/1990 and never had any colic. My horses like the corn and soybean oil mixture that I add to their horse pellets.
Corn oil, soybean oil and other vegetable oils will not
help prevent colic because they are quickly digested by the body. Mineral oil is helpful for treating colics because it is inert--not broken down by the body--and passes all the way through the digest tract in the same state that it entered the body.