Is the Omega-3 to Omega-6 Ratio Important for Horses?

A listener wonders if horses benefit from a balanced omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds.
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A listener wonders if horses benefit from a balanced omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds.

This podcast is an excerpt from our Ask The Horse Live Q&A, “Common Sense Equine Nutrition.” Listen to the full recording here.

A listener wonders if horses benefit from a balanced omega-3 to omega-6 ratio. Dr. Clair Thunes responds.4/26/2022 12:30

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Clair Thunes, PhD, is an equine nutritionist who owns Clarity Equine Nutrition, based in Gilbert, Arizona. She works as a consultant with owners/trainers and veterinarians across the United States and globally to take the guesswork out of feeding horses and provides services to select companies. As a nutritionist she works with all equids, from WEG competitors to Miniature donkeys and everything in between. Born in England, she earned her undergraduate degree at Edinburgh University, in Scotland, and her master’s and doctorate in nutrition at the University of California, Davis. Growing up, she competed in a wide array of disciplines and was an active member of the U.K. Pony Club. Today, she serves as the district commissioner for the Salt River Pony Club.

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