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        09-09-2013, 10:26 PM
    Originally Posted by joseeandjade11    
    Is the whole flax seed you are using in oil form or pellets?

    I've started to give about 1/4 of canola oil with the purina equalizer and she's shedding like crazy right now, don't know if it's the temperature she's losing her summer coat to built her winter coat or if it is the oil making a difference
    Whole flax seed!
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        09-10-2013, 10:00 PM
    Originally Posted by tiffanyodonnell    
    Whole flax seed!
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    Actual seeds, whole. The horses like them and their hull protects them from going rancid, and retains all their nutrients. As soon as you grind flax seed, it starts to lose its nutritional value and degrades. I was worried about feeding it whole, thinking the horses would not be able to digest them. But it's clear to me that horses have no problem with whole flax seeds.
        09-10-2013, 10:54 PM
    Thank you Tiffany :) I will have to look where I can get those, this is the downside here, no tackshop or feed store near my hometown ..
        09-17-2013, 09:41 PM
    Where do you find the whole flax seed?
        09-18-2013, 01:00 PM
    I find it right in the bulk aisle of my local grocery store. Humans like flax too :)
        09-18-2013, 01:45 PM
    Silly question but what is a 'bulk' aisle? My first language is french so there are still a few words I don't quite understand ;) ;)
        09-18-2013, 02:29 PM
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    "Bulk" means you are able to buy the products in extra large packaging, so that you get more for a lower price. :)
        09-18-2013, 03:03 PM
    Ohhh kinda like a Costco store....i'll check if I can find some in my grocery store, if not found in that area, what other department could it be found at the grocery store?
        09-18-2013, 03:13 PM
    Try a feedmill, or a big pet store, in the bird food section.
    While I have no doubt horses can handle whole flax, I quickly went to grinding....birds figured out there were some in the poop and started taking the piles apart....I do clean my paddocks 3 times/ day......impossible after the birds were done.

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