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SnowCowgirl 10-04-2013 03:01 PM

do you need to grind flaxseed?
 
like the title says, do you need to grind flaxseed for it to have any benefit?

kenda 10-04-2013 03:37 PM

No, I have fed whole flaxseed before to the same effect. The only reason I buy ground now is because it's cheaper then whole at my feed store, for some unknown reason.

ALegUp 10-04-2013 03:41 PM

No, you do not need to grind it. But if you do, feed it right away because after it's ground it will spoil fairly quickly.

verona1016 10-04-2013 06:31 PM

Feeding whole is fine. In fact, my horse seems to prefer the whole over the stabilized ground stuff that I bought last time I was at the feed store. As soon as I run out, it's back to whole!

NaeNae87 10-06-2013 10:31 AM

You don't need to grind it at all. I feed it whole, boiled into a porridge with French white millet. It helps put top line on and will also help clear sand out of the gut


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