September SmartTip of the Month: Omega 3 and Omega 6 Fatty Acids


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Omega 3s

Maintaining the correct balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids is critical to your horse’s health. Supplementing with omega 3 fatty acids is a smart way to ensure that your horse’s good health can shine through. Learn more at

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Corn oil

Corn oil is high in omega 6 fatty acids, which, in high amounts, can lead to a chronic state of inflammation and have a negative impact on cellular health. Visit to learn more.

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OMG! Is your horse’s diet off balance?

Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids are both essential to your horse’s diet because they support everything from individual cellular health to your horse’s overall well-being. Though your horse needs both types, maintaining the correct balance between the two is critical. Continue Reading >>

O is for Omegas

Your horse was built to thrive on fresh grass, which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. However, most horse owners turn to hay and grain because year-round quality pasture is hard to come by or because their horses are easy keepers who can’t be on pasture. Unfortunately, by the time it’s cut, dried, baled, and stored, hay contains virtually no omega 3s. Continue Reading >>

The Grass Isn’t Just Greener

Your horse was designed to spend his days roaming and grazing, thriving on the nutrients found in fresh grass. But since acres of pasture can be hard to come by, most horse owners turn to hay to meet their horses’ forage requirements and can lack omega 3 and omega 6 Fatty Acids. Unfortunately, many of the key nutrients found in fresh pasture are lost as soon as it’s cut and dried for hay. Continue Reading >>

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