Micronised Linseed for Horses – High Omega 3

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What is Micronised Linseed?

Micronised linseed is an excellent food for adding bloom to horses. It is low in starch and sugar, high in protein and it’s gel forming fibre can help smooth the passage of food through the digestive system. However 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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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 has been shown to be 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 needing 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.

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 is always to feed linseed in it’s whole natural form.

The Benefits: Micronised Linseed

Below are some of the health benefits of linseed (micronised):

  • Micronised to maintain Omega-3
  • Improves coat condition & skin condition
  • Supports healthy skin
  • Supports immune function
  • Supports healthy weight gain

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.

Additional information

Weight N/A

Analysis

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

Contains 100% linseed

Feed Rate

How much linseed should I feed my horse?

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 it’s 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.

Please choose a 50ml / 75ml scoop from our free scoop area

4 reviews for Micronised Linseed for Horses – High Omega 3

  1. 5 out of 5

    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

  2. 5 out of 5

    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.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Petra Langen-Pieters (verified owner)

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

  4. 5 out of 5

    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.

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