•RESTORES cracked brittle hooves and develops strong solid hoof growth
•PROMOTES shiny, healthy coat, and smoother skin texture
•ALLEVIATES stiff, immobile joints
•SOOTHES aching muscles and shortens recovery time
•STRENGTHENS immune system
•ELIMINATES sweet itch and bug bite sores
•ALL NATURAL without artificial preservatives
•ALTERNATIVE for pysllium which prevents sand colic
•BENEFITS pregnant mares as a source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids for the growing foal
•RECOMMENDED for Insulin Resistance and Cushings
Omega Horseshine® named “Product of the Year” & “Best in Nutrition” by: HORSE JOURNAL™
"For an unbeatable combination of price and quality, we like...Omega Horseshine®. At only about one tenth the price of competing products...you can't go wrong." - The Horse Journal™
Horse Journal™ Guide to Equine Supplements and Nutraceuticals “Our first pick – most concentrated source of Omega-3” and “ Recommended immune-boosting product”
Recommended by: John Lyons' Perfect Horse™
"For any hay-based diet...for both an antioxidant boost and good levels of the missing essential fatty acids, we recommend...Omega Horseshine®." - John Lyons' Perfect Horse™
Recommended by: Eleanor Kellon, VMD, Equine Nutritional Solutions, co-owner and veterinary advisor Equine Cushings and Insulin Resistance Yahoo Group http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/EquineCushings
"4 to 6 oz. Omega Horseshine® daily provides essential fatty acids for IR horses. At 4:1 Omega-3 to Omega-6, stabilized ground flax is the closest to fresh live grasses, often not allowed in the diet. Soluble fiber, lignans, and 25% or so protein are a plus too." - Dr. Eleanor Kellon
The premium Omega-3 supplement made with stabilized, ground, whole flaxseed. Omega Horseshine® is a powerful bountiful source of stable milled flax, rich in Omega-3!
"One of my horses...founders every spring from what my farrier calls 'seedy toe'. I started feeding Omega Horseshine and in just over 6 weeks, my mare has 1.5 inches of new hoof growth. In all my 45 years of raising Saddle Bred Horses...I've never seen this kind of rapid growth before!" -William Honeyager, WI
Omega Horseshine® is also a nutritious alternative for pysllium husks to help prevent sand colic. Omega Horseshine® contains a high mucilage (soluble fiber) content that swells and takes a gel-like consistency, flax mucilage traps and suspends sand, carrying it out of the GI tract. Omega Horseshine® acts to buffer excess acid and aids in the stabilization and modulation of blood glucose.
If your horse were out on pasture with all natural grasses and plants of your region, they would naturally be supplementing their diet with Omega-3 –with plants high in Omega-3, such as purslane. Unfortunately this isn’t the case, and if you are lucky enough to have pasture for your horse – it is not natural grassland. It is necessary to supplement your horses diet with Omega Horseshine® - Omega-3 rich ground stabilized flaxseed.
Your horse(s) need:
- Smooth skin texture with added luster (beautiful bloom) to the coat, with earlier shedding
- Strong, thick-walled hooves (restores cracked, brittle, thin-walled hooves)
- Smooth muscle action, less soreness and stiffness, shorter recovery time (alleviates stiff, immobile joints)
- Sand colic prevention (mucilage traps and suspends sand, moving it out)
- Less incidence of tying up and muscle cramping (soothes aching muscles)
- Top performance potential
In the animal world - cold water fish is the richest source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. In the plant world - flaxseed is the richest source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids. In fact ... flaxseeds contain the same ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 as does a good blend of fresh pasture grass. That's why stabilized ground flax seed is such an effective natural alternative for Insulin Resistant (IR) horses who cannot have fresh pasture grass.
Cutting-edge research from facilities all over the world indicates that Omega-3s play a crucial role in maintaining health. Omega-3 fatty acids make up the molecules in the membranes of every one of the billions of cells throughout the body -- especially in all the organs (skin is the largest organ of the body), eyes and brain. They have been found vital in new tissue formation, play a part in keeping cholesterol levels down, may act as blood thinners by keeping arteries from sticking and their anti-inflammatory properties may be useful in treating autoimmune dysfunctions and arthritis.
The hard outer shell of the whole flax seed needs to be broken in order for any health benefits to be imparted to the body. Otherwise, the seeds just get passed through the body and get excreted via the bowels. So any seeds not being ground by the teeth, simply pass through. Concerning grinding your own whole flax seed -- not only does it take you extra time and energy -- but you also have to be careful about the stability factor, because flax that hasn't been stabilized can go rancid if not properly stored. You have to refrigerate or freeze any leftover ground flax. Then you have to be disciplined enough to diligently clean out your grinder (most folks use a small coffee grinder) to make sure the ground flax is totally cleaned out.
The following information (in italics) is taken from a response from Dr. Eleanor Kellon on the Cushings/IR Yahoo list:
"Main problem with any high omega-3 oil capsules is having them go rancid on you. These oils are very fragile. I know I've had several bottles of both flax and evening primrose oil capsules that were rancid. Sometimes you can even smell it, other times you don't know until after you've taken it and can taste it. Oxygen, heat and light cause the flax oil to go rancid. Refrigeration is a good safeguard, but many of these gelcaps are overheated during processing and the damage is already done when you get them. Why don't you just get some ground stabilized flax? There are no chemical stabilizers in stabilized flax. It is stabilized by exposing it for a short period to a very specific temperature, which inactivates the enzymes responsible for rancidity but is not high enough to chemically alter the oils. For the IR horse, 6 oz (4 oz for a small horse) per day of ground flax is usually OK. There are a few very sensitive animals that don't do well on even that but for the majority it's OK." -Eleanor"
Ren Fail. 2007;29(3):321-9
Effects of N-3 PUFAs supplementation on insulin resistance and inflammatory biomarkers in hemodialysis patients.
Rasic-Milutinovic Z, Perunicic G, Pljesa S, Gluvic Z, Sobajic S, Djuric I, Ristic D. Department of Endocrinology, University Hospital Zemun/Belgrade, Serbia.
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: It was suggested that polyunsaturated n-3 fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) could improve insulin sensitivity and have an anti-inflammatory effects in overall population. This study investigates a possible effect of n-3 PUFAs supplementation on the insulin sensitivity and some inflammatory markers; hence, patients with chronic renal failure (CRF) on maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) are presented with insulin resistance. METHODS: This study explored the ratio between red blood cells (RBC) phospholipid long chain fatty acids (LC FAs) and components of metabolic syndrome (MeS) in 35 patients (mean age 54.50 +/- 11.99 years) with CRF on MHD. Furthermore, the effects of omega-3 FA eight-week's supplementation (EPA+DHA, 2.4 g/d) on the MeS features and inflammatory markers TNF-alpha, IL 6, and hsCRP were examined. RESULTS: Supplementation increased EPA and DHA levels in RBCs (p = 0.009 for EPA and p = 0.002 for DHA). Total n-6 PUFAs: n-3 PUFAs ratio tended to be lower after supplementation (p = 0.31), but not significantly. Data revealed a significant decrease of saturated FAs (SFA) (p = 0.01) as well as total SFA: n-3 PUFAs ratio during the treatment (p = 0.04). The values of serum insulin and calculated IR index-IR HOMA were reduced after supplementation (p = 0.001 for both). There was a significant decrease in the levels of all inflammatory markers (p = 0.01 for TNF alpha, p = 0.001 for IL 6, p = 0.001 for hsCRP, and p = 0.01 for ferritin). In ultivariate regression analysis, only the changes in n-6 PUFAs: n-3 PUFAs ratio independently contributed to 40% of the variance in IR HOMA. The impact of changes in PUFAs level in RBCs membrane phospholipid fatty acids on inflammation markers was also registered. The changes in n-6: n-3 PUFAs ratio independently contributed to 18% of the variance in TNF alpha. CONCLUSION: It was concluded that the EPA and DHA moderate dose administration in the patients with CRF on MHD had a beneficial effect on insulin resistance decrease. The anti-inflammatory effects of the supplemented PUFAs were presented as well.
One of the most noted responses of yeast culture inclusion in horse diets is the positive impact on hindgut fermentation of fiber (cellulose and hemicellulose conversion to volatile fatty acids) which leads to better forage utilization and more energy production. Diets containing a performance-proven yeast culture are digested more completely, which positively affects the efficiency of forage utilization and horse performance. Yeast cultures have also improved nitrogen digestibility (better protein usage from forage) and digestibility of some minerals. The use of yeast culture has also been shown to influence the level of plasma lactic acid in exercising horses. Lower levels of plasma lactic acid were produced in exercising horses fed yeast culture compared to control (no yeast culture) horses. Horses with lower lactic acid levels are capable of working longer and recovering quicker and have less risk of typing-up. We’ve selected the most effective yeast culture we could find on the market -- Diamond V Yeast XP -- for our Omega Horseshine® formula.
The Diamond V Process™* used to manufacture yeast culture creates nutritional metabolites. A true yeast culture is an all-natural product derived from culturing Saccharomyces cerevisiae (yeast). During the culturing process, yeast produce nutritional metabolites which are products of yeast metabolic processes. These nutritional metabolites increase the fermenting activity of hindgut bacteria, enabling them to more completely break down the feed, providing the horse with additional nutrients for absorption. Digestion studies have shown Diamond V Yeast Culture increases fiber digestibility in the horse. Therefore, nutrients in hay and feed are more available for use by the horse. By increasing the digestibility of fibrous feedstuffs, more energy is made available for growth, maintenance, or other activities.
A study conducted by Glade and Campbell-Taylor (1990) showed that Diamond V Yeast Culture supplemented horses had heart rates of 99 beats per minute versus 120 beats per minute for control horses after 35 minutes of exercise. In addition to heart rate, when looking at the equine athlete, one of the other key factors is lactic acid build-up in the muscles. This build-up causes our horses the pain and soreness that sometimes require a long recovery period, depending on the exercise levels. In any event, it is beneficial to reduce this lactic acid build-up and improve recovery time. Diamond V Yeast Culture was shown in a study by Glade and Campbell-Taylor (1990) to effect lactic acid accumulation in the blood.
All horses can benefit from yeast culture supplementation. The level of response is dependent on forage quality and class of horse. Young horses, working horses, and broodmares in late gestation and early lactation particularly benefit from yeast culture supplementation. Yeast culture supplementation may also be beneficial to older horses, since they cannot digest protein, phosphorus, and fiber as efficiently as younger horses. Yeast culture seems to be especially valuable when forage quality is less than optimum, regardless of the class of horse being fed. Injured horses and horses recovering from illness also benefit from supplementation.
You can have confidence in the Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure, Stabilized, Ground, Fortified Flax we use in our Omega Horseshine® formula. Please see several reasons below why ENRECO®, INC.'s (Omega Fields' parent company) Stabilized Ground Flax is the best ground flax seed for horses on the market today.
- Proprietary stabilization technology provides a stable, ground, fortified flaxseed composition as a rich source of Omega-3 in the diet.
- Proprietary stabilization technology binds (chelates) the naturally-occurring lignans (powerful antioxidants) in the flax seed to those wonderful Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Therefore, when the flax seeds are ground, the antioxidants serve to protect the integrity of the essential fatty acids for a full twelve months.
- Proprietary stabilization technology includes the inclusion of B-6 and Zinc when the seeds are going through the grinding process. Flax seed contains a natural B-6 antagonist, so B-6 needs to be added to ground flax. B-6 and Zinc not only enhance the stabilization of the essential fatty acids, but also fortify the ground flax seed with the nutrients used by the body when flax seed is being metabolized
Omega Horseshine® is recommended as an effective Omega-3 supplement for Cushings and IR horses. Omega Horseshine®, has a very low 4.4% NSC value (as sampled basis) coming from 0.6% Starch and 3.8% Sugar and is recommended as a safe source of essential Omega-3 for IR/Cushings horses. It is true that the Omega 3 in flax substitutes for what a horse on a dry lot is missing in not being on pasture. Please see more information below.
Many equine natural-nutrition experts recommend horses should eat fats in amounts and types that mimic their ancestral diet. The natural equine diet of fresh grasses is extremely low in fat, with the naturally occurring fat predominantly Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acid. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acid levels in fresh grasses are at 4:1 (Omega-3 to Omega-6). Ground flax seed has Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels that are the closest to fresh grasses. The Omega-3 and Omega-6 levels in flax seed run at least 4:1, often even higher.
Omega Horseshine® contains 30% crude fat and has a 39% Carbohydrate level with a NSC level of 4.4% (Starch 0.6% and Sugar 3.8%). It is one of the safest and most natural ways to supplement the healthy Omega-3 fat in animals -- which provides side "benefits" of beautiful bloom, soft smooth skin, strong solid hoof growth, prevention of inflammatory problems from bug bites/allergies, relief from arthritic pain, and sufficient Omega-3 for pregnant mares. And it is safe for your metabolically challenged horses.
We also would like to recommend that you visit one of the most relevant and interesting sources of information on the web concerning effective treatment for Cushings and Insulin Resistant (IR) horses -- www.drkellon.com) - world renowned and respected equine veterinarian, researcher, and acclaimed author. When you join the group (no cost or obligation), you will be able to access their tremendous files section. It holds a plethora of information.
Following is an abstract from recent research suggesting an improvement in IR's insulin sensitivity and a significant decrease in levels of inflammatory markers as well (arthritis relief), with Omega-3 fats:
Stabilized Ground Flax Seed, Yeast Culture (Diamond V Yeast), Ground Oats, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Sulfate, Sodium Selenite, Copper Sulfate, Folic Acid, Niacinamide, Manganese Sulfate, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B-6), Biotin, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Riboflavin and Thiamine.
Crude Protein, % Min. 18.0
Arginine, %Min. 1.65
Leucine, % Min. 1.13
Isoleucine, % Min. 0.99
Valine, % Min. 0.95
Lysine, % Min. 0.81
Phenylalanine, % Min. 0.80
Threonine, % Min. 0.67
Histidine, % Min. 0.38
Methionine, % Min. 0.34
Tryptophan, % Min. 0.29
Crude Fat, % Min. 30.0
Crude Fiber, Max. 8.0
Calcium, % Min. 0.50
Calcium, % Max. 0.55
Phosphorus, % Min. 0.59
Magnesium, % Min. 0.39
Potassium, % Min. 0.74
Potassium, % Max. 0.76
Copper, ppm Min. 116.0
Selenium, ppm Min. 0.72
Zinc, ppm Min. 321.0
Manganese, ppm Min. 104.0
Sugar, % Max. 3.8
Starch, % Max. 0.6
Omega-3 Fatty Acids % Min. 18.5
Omega-6 Fatty Acids % Min. 6.0
Omega-9 Fatty Acids % Min. 6.0
84,000mg of Omega-3 per pound
27,000mg of Omega-6 per pound
26,000mg of Omega-9 per pound
Carbohydrates, % Min. 38.9
NSC (Non Structural Carbohydrate), 4.4%
Sugar, 3.8 %
Starch, 0.6 %
(NSC "As Fed" Laboratory Results per Dairy One, Inc.)
Digestible Energy = 2,121.81 Kcal/lb.
Metabolizable Energy = 1,958.14 Kcal/lb.
Omega Horseshine: One cup serving
Digestible Energy = 530 Kcal
Metabolizable Energy = 489 Kcal
310 mg of Diamond V Yeast in 1 cup serving (100 gr).
Feed ½ to 1 standard measuring cup daily, top dressed over feed, for 1000 to 1200 lb horse (adjust amount proportionally up or down per weight of horse; ie. ¼ to ½ cup for 500 lb to 700 lb horse and 3/4 to 1-1/2 cups for a 1700 lb to 2000 lb horse).
Start gradually to suggested minimum daily serving of ½ cup: 1/8 cup on first and second days, ¼ cup on third and fourth days, then1/2 cup on fifth day. Thereafter, increase as desired. Short term upload amount is 1 cup to 3 cups daily for 1000 to 1200 lb horse (adjust upload amount proportionally up or down per weight of horse).
The stabilized, ground, fortified flax seed used in Omega Horseshine® utilizes proprietary stabilization technology developed by ENRECO®, INC. (Omega Fields' parent company). The powerful nutrients in Omega Horseshine® are locked in and guaranteed stable for at least 12 months with no signs of rancidity or loss of nutritional value. Best if stored in a cool, dry place.
Available in 4.5 lb. (2.04 kg) bags - approximately one-month supply, 20 lb. (9.07kg) bags – approximately 100 daily servings, and 50 lb. (22.68kg) bags – approximately 250 daily servings.
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