Omega-3 Fatty Acids

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Not all fats (or fatty acids) are created equal–and positive health benefits are not associated with each kind of fat–it is important to understand the differences between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. By altering the ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet, you can potentially confer beneficial health effects to the horse.

Forages, which make up the bulk of a horse’s diet, typically contain only a small amount (2-3 percent) of crude fat; however, forages are naturally higher in omega-3 fatty acids than pro-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids.

This free report provides the horse owner and caretaker with an overview of the different kinds of fats and their benefits. Work with a quality company so you’re assured the product is safe and contains what’s stated on the label.

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Stacey Oke, MSc, DVM, is a practicing veterinarian and freelance medical writer and editor. She is interested in both large and small animals, as well as complementary and alternative medicine. Since 2005, she’s worked as a research consultant for nutritional supplement companies, assisted physicians and veterinarians in publishing research articles and textbooks, and written for a number of educational magazines and websites.

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