Your Equine Needs Under One Roof

Your Equine Needs Under One Roof

Friday, September 28, 2007



Omega 3 Supplement

EO-3 is a rich source of the long chain omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA in a palatable liquid form.

EO-3 should be fed to horses of all classes and levels of work, to provide a source of beneficial long-chain omega-3 fatty acids to improve the critical omega-3 : 6 ratio in the diet.

Research conducted in both humans and animals has found that the omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA found in EO-3 have been shown to:

. Have a central role in maintenance of general health

. Aid sub-fertile stallions and mares

. Aid mares to increase colostral antibodies and passive transfer to the foal

. Have a positive effect on bone metabolism

. Aid in reducing inflammatory responses in joints. hooves and skin

. Improve vitamin E status and anti-oxidant function

. Reduce exercise induced bronchoconstriction

. Increase red cell flexibility

. Enhance immune function

Omega-3 fatty acids are found in a number of vegetable oils eg canola or linseed oil. These oils contain the short chain form, linoleic acid, which must be converted in the body to the active omega-3 forms EPA and DHA. Only fish oil provides a direct source of EPA and DHA.

EO-3 is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids provided from fish oils (cold water species), Many fish oils are not very palatable or well accepted. However, Kentucky Equine Research has addressed this issue and has specially designed and tested EO-3 for its palatability and stability.



. To balance the omega 3 : 6 ration of horses on high grain or low pasture diets

. To supply long chain omega 3's DHA & EPA that aren't present in vegetable oils

. For equine athletes at risk of hoof, lung & joint inflammatory disorders

. Breeding horses especially stallions

. To optimize the transfer of antibodies from mare to foal through colostrum

. For horses at risk of allergies


Nutrient per 30ml

Omega-3 Fatty Acids 945mg 35%

DHA & EPA 675mg 25%

Omega-6 Fatty Acids 810mg 3%


Add required amount daily to the horses hard feed. For the best results divide the daily amount equally between hard feeds. It is recommended that EO-3 is gradually introduced into the horses ration over a period of 7 - 10 days. Begin with 15ml per day increasing to the following recommended dose rate:

Horse in Light Work 30ml

Horse in Heavy Work 60 - 120ml

Weanling or Yearling 30ml

Horse Recovering From Illness or Injury 60 - 120ml

Broodmare 3 - 60ml

Breeding Stallion 60 - 120ml

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