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manca 04-18-2011 04:03 PM

Sunflower seed for laminitis prone pony?
I'm wondering if I can give sunflower seed to my pony? How much? He has about 250kg and doesn't work (only walking, sometimes troting for few minutes).
What about flax seed/linseed?

manca 04-19-2011 04:07 PM

Would half a cup every other day be too much?

Peggysue 04-19-2011 07:37 PM

sunflower seeds are high in Omega 6's which has been shown to promote inflammation so no I would not feed them to a lamantic pony

Flax would be a much better choice

manca 04-20-2011 06:34 AM

Thank you so much, I didn't know that and this could become dangerous. I'll give him flaxseed :)

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