Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for HORSES.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND OMEGA-3
Equine nutrition has not yet reached the level of mass supplementation currently seen in human products (i.e., omega fatty acids added to create “functional foods,” such as breads, cereals, eggs, etc.).
However, fatty-acid supplements for horses are available, widely used, and popular for:
Coat and skin health;
Immune systemsupport; and
Weight gain in unthrifty horses.
OMEGA-3 Fast Fact
Dozens of published humanmedicine studies show omega-3 fatty acids’ efficacy in helping manage patients with a variety of medical conditions, including heart disease, head trauma, inflammatory bowel disease, depression and stress, and cancer, as well as assisting with postsurgical recoveries.
In fact, a recently published review article found that omega-3 fatty acid supplementation does appear to have a beneficial impact on animals.