Micronised Linseed for Horses
Micronised Linseed for Horses | High Omega 3
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Micronised Linseed for Horses | High Omega 3

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It is the high, health-giving natural source of omega 3 content of linseed which makes it vital to add to the diets of all horses at a low level in winter or to those horses which are on either a reduced grass diet or no grass at all.

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What is Micronised Linseed?

Micronised linseed for horses is an excellent food for adding bloom. It is low in starch and sugar, high in protein and its gel-forming fibre can help smooth the passage of food through the digestive system.

It is the high, health-giving natural source of omega 3 content of linseed which makes it vital to add to the diets of all horses at a low level in winter or to those horses which are on either a reduced grass diet or no grass at all. Omega 3 essential fats are essential in the diet meaning that the horse must get them from the food it eats.

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The grass is a rich source but these fragile compounds are destroyed during the hay process and are not present in winter grass. A diet low in omega 3 fatty acids is pro-inflammatory. Hay and haylage are low in omega 3 fatty acids but high in omega 6 so supplementing to maintaining the correct ratio between omega 3 and omega 6 is important.

Why should I feed Micronised Linseed?

Micronised full-fat linseed can also be used at increased levels to add protein and useful calories to horses diets, particularly those in hard work or need for weight gain or to maintain body weight.

Linseed, in its raw state, contains the enzyme Linase, which, in moist conditions, can trigger the release of hydrogen cyanide. This micronised product however not only enhances feed value and palatability but also destroys Linase, so that the resulting product can be fed directly and safely to horses.

The Benefits of Micronised Linseed for Horses

Below are some of the health benefits of feeding micronised linseed:

  • Micronised to maintain Omega-3
  • Improves coat condition & skin condition
  • Supports healthy skin
  • Supports immune function
  • Supports healthy weight gain
  • Protein 23%, oil 35%.

Which type of Linseed is best?

Linseed oil, linseed meal or linseed? We always recommend feeding the whole linseed, as opposed to linseed meal or linseed oil. Linseed oil does not contain the important fibre and unless it has been cold-pressed, is often extracted using chemical solvents. Similarly, linseed expeller (linseed meal) is the by-product of the extraction process, where the meal is left over after the linseed oil has been extracted. The best option, for optimum health benefits, is always to feed linseed in its whole natural form.

Find out why omega 3 is so important for your horse’s health here.

Explore our range of winter balancers by clicking the following link, or take a look at our winter feeding tips and advice.

For more interesting articles, check out our latest articles over at Forageplus Talk.

Ingredients

100% Micronised Linseed.

Nutrition

Protein 23% Oil 35% Fibre 7% Ash 5.15%

Feed Rates

For omega 3 supplementation we recommend the following:

  • 42 grams per 220kg of body weight daily.

If Improving condition or maintaining weight on hard keepers, you should feed up to 500 grams daily (500kg horse) – introduce this gradually over a period of a few days due to its high healthy fat content.

  • 1 x 50ml scoop = approx 27 grams Linseed.
  • 1 x 75ml scoop = approx 42 grams Linseed.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse for omega 3 supplementation this product should last you 31 days.

If feeding for an average 500kg horse for improving condition or maintaining weight this product should last you between 6-12 days.

This is only a guide and if you are unsure about what rate to feed your horse then please contact us for feed rate advice. We are always happy to help.

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17 reviews for Micronised Linseed for Horses | High Omega 3

  1. Lachlan Phillips (verified owner)

    A relief to purchase a linseed product that is correctly micronised and stabilised WITHOUT added ingredients! Such a relief. My horse shines like a new penny.

  2. Petra Langen-Pieters (verified owner)

    Great to find micronised linseed in pure form. Perfect for improving my horse’s coat and help build muscles.

  3. Gail (verified owner)

    Great product that makes my grey boy’s coat sparkle, who needs blue shampoo. Joking aside it’s a great product & value for money.

  4. Linda Farthing (verified owner)

    Very hard too see a shine on my palomino who loves rolling in the mud,!, I’m sure there is a sparkle underneath the mud, good to know there are no added nasties in this product

  5. Kelly Elliott (verified owner)

    I first began feeding this to help my horse maintain weight over winter as she was prone to losing more weight than I would like as she is already a fine build. I really noticed a difference looking at her photos from last winter and this winter, she looks so much healthier on micronised linseed!

  6. Kelly Renaut (verified owner)

    Love this Linseed really good quality and a great addition with the Forage Plus Balancers

  7. Catherine Burridge (verified owner)

    I was looking for a product that was easy to feed and value for money. This is both with the added bonus that it also works and has helped my older horse with maintaining muscle

  8. mousey1 (verified owner)

    love this pure linseed without added extras and easy to add on top of my balancers to feed to my two ponies who do not graze. Great prce too, thank you FP!

  9. Linda Farthing (verified owner)

    Very hard too see a shine on my palomino who loves rolling in the mud,!, I’m sure there is a sparkle underneath the mud, good to know there are no added nasties in this product

  10. victoria ashby (verified owner)

    Really cost effective ! very palatable and easy to add to existing balancer. Forage plus assisted me with ensuring pony is getting everything he needs whilst hes not able to graze .

  11. Carrie Place (verified owner)

    Great product smells so good. Feed daily to both my Donkey & pony. My pony’s skin & coat has improved using this over time. A lovely shine on both of their coats. They like the taste & are happy to eat it. Lasts a good amount of time too.

  12. Beth Stanway (verified owner)

    Pony has been on the linseed since the start if the winter. Despite being fluffy and muddy I am getting repeated comments on how shiny his coat is! Highly recommended.

  13. Pam

    Absolutely gleaming coat. Horses look incredible. Fed with winter hoof and skin.

  14. Emma Jay

    Very cost effective and puts a lovely shine on my horses coat

  15. Kathryn Harris (verified owner)

    Feed a handful daily in the summer and my horses coat sparkles. I stopped using it for a while and really noticed a difference in coat quality, she became scurfy and dull but as soon as back on linseed the shine is back. Great that it’s in such a pure form with no extras added and a great price

  16. Sue Good (verified owner)

    Since using this , I note lovely coat condition to my chestnut cob. Easy to feed and good value.

  17. Sam Bull (verified owner)

    Has given both my horses a really shiny coat, good value for money no rubbish in it.

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