Which oil will work for you?
Is your horse at risk of colic?
Feeding multiple small meals throughout the day can be a great way to reduce the risks of your horse developing colic. By adding oil into these feeds, it can increase the calories of these small meals as well as adding many other benefits. This can aid energy levels, stamina, weight and coat condition.
As well as keeping meals smaller, keeping levels of starch in feed low is also important with those that are high risk. Vegetable oils do not contain starch, which is another good reason to use them as part of daily feeds. It has also been known to aid with the passage of feeds when mixed with dryer feed.
Always introduce oils gradually into feed, and consult our team, or an equine nutritionist, if you have any questions before doing so.
Does your horse suffer with poor skin and coat condition?
Linseed oil may be your answer, with proven results in improving the skin and coat condition of horses and ponies. Linseed oil is also high in omega 3 fatty acids, which aid immune function, supports gastrointestinal function protects joints and ligaments.
Do you have an aging horse? Or a horse with joint problems?
Cod liver oil is your ideal supplement. Cod liver oil can help to prevent and maintain joint suppleness, which makes for a great addition to older horses diets, or those which have suffered with joint problems. Cod liver oil is also high in Vitimins A and D.
At Equine Oil Supplies, we also offer our Cod Liver Oil Pure, which is 100% Cod Liver Oil. Although this is more expensive, it allows for smaller measures and a product that contains the highest quality cod liver oil available.
Do you have a hard working horse? Or has your horse recently come off box rest?
Soya Oil is perfect in both of these scenarios, as it contains high omega 6 fatty acids and is a great source of slow releasing energy. In larger doses, soya oil can aid with weight gain after a period of rest. Improvements in stamina and coat condition are often common results of prolonged feed with soya oil.
Does your horse have a Vitamin E deficiency?
As vitamin E is not a naturally occurring vitamin in horses, it has to be supplemented within their feed. Wheatgerm oil has the perfect combination of nutrients, including high levels of vitamin E in order to supplement vitamin E levels and aid immune function, muscle growth and overall development.