There are many oils available on the market with an unnatural Omega profile to that of fresh pasture, having higher levels of Omega 6 to Omega 3.
Most oils on the market including:
- Rice Bran Oil (RBO)
- Sunflower Oil
All have higher Omega 6 to Omega 3 levels which is opposite to what is found in natural fresh pasture. (1)(2)
- Coconut Oil contains no Omega 3.
Omega 3 cannot be made by the horse, they require it in their diet from fresh pasture or by adding to feed.
✅Omega 3 is essential for overall health particularly beneficial for brain, nerve and muscle function, the immune system, coat/skin, joints and hooves.
Dr. Juliet Getty – highly regarded and internationally respected, independent equine nutritionist writes –
“Omega 3s block the formation of inflammatory molecules that are readily formed from Omega 6s.
Take a close look at the fat sources you are feeding to confirm that enough Omega 3s are in the diet.”
Containing over 50% Omega 3, CEN Oil provides a high quality source of plant based Omega 3 with a similar Omega profile to fresh pasture. All natural, no chemicals and formulated from high quality linseed/flaxseed oil with antioxidants.
Recommended Dosage per day (Mix with feed):
30-60mL Maintenance, 60-90mL Light Work, 90-120mL Medium Work, 120-250mL Heavy Work
CEN Oil is produced to a high quality standard, which ensures the rate of oxidation is much slower.
Room temperature storage is sufficent for up to 3 months on opening.
It is essential to store CEN Oil below 30°C. If storing in feed sheds, remove to a cooler place on temperature days above 30°C. All feed products should be kept below 30°C to maintain freshness and quality.
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(2) Dubois, V., Breton, S., Linder, M., Fanni, J., and Parmentier, M., 2007. Fatty acid profiles of 80 vegetable oils with regard to their nutritional potential. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 109(7), 710-732.
(3) Hansen, R.A., Savage, C.J., Reidlinger, K., Traub-Dargatz, J.L., Ogilvie, D.M., and Fettman, M.J., 2002 Effects of dietary flaxseed oil supplementation on equine plasma fatty acid concentrations and whole blood platelet aggregation. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 16(4), 457-463.
(4) Hess, T. M.; Rexford, J. K.; Hansen, D. K.; Harris, M.; Schauermann, N.; Ross, T.; Engle, T. E.; Allen, K. G. D. and Mulligan, C. M. 2012. Effects of two different dietary sources of long chain omega-3, highly unsaturated fatty acids on incorporation into the plasma, red blood cell, and skeletal muscle in horses. Journal of Animal Science 90:3023-3031
(5) Abdelkarem, H.M; Fadda, L.H. 2017. Flaxseed and quercetin improve anti-inflammatory cytokine level and insulin sensitivity in animal model of metabolic syndrome, the fructose-fed rats. Arabian Journal of Chemistry 10:2:S3015-S3020
(6) Vineyard, K. R.; Warren, L. K. and Kivipelto, J. 2010. Effect of dietary omega-3 fatty acid source on plasma and red blood cell membrane composition and immune function in yearling horses. Journal of Animal Science 88:248-257.