12-13-2009, 12:58 PM
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Oils aren't necessarily going to "aid COPD" however they can help to serve as a source of digestible energy to help keep weight on these horses which may not eat with as much gusto at times due to their difficulty breathing. However, you should be aware of the types of fatty acids in the oil that you use because Omega-3's can actually play into the inflammatory reponse whereas Omega 6's don't. So for a horse with an inflammatory condition you would want to stay away from corn oil because it is high in Omega 3's and instead choose canola oil or flax seed oil which are higher in Omega 6's.