Why should I give an omega-3 supplement?

In recent years, extensive research and numerous clinical studies in humans and animals have confirmed that omega-3 fatty acids are involved in numerous vital physiological processes in the bodies, and that their deficit may cause or aggravate many serious medical problems and conditions.

Essential fatty acids are labelled “essential” because they cannot be synthesized or produced by the body.

The immune system relies heavily on essential fatty acids. The omega-6 fats are important for generating robust immune response, while the omega-3 work to keep the response in check and also protect the immune system from damage. The equine population needs supplemental omega-3 like Omega Balance EQ as they do not cover their daily requirements in the traditional diet.

Omega-3 has been proven to help horses with:

  • alleviating symptoms associated with arthritis
  • maintaining epidermal barrier function
  • hoof quality
  • improving reproductive performance
  • joint health
  • improving the immune system
  • preventing certain causes of founder (grain overload)
  • reduction in post-exercise muscle pain
  • decreased risk of exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage
  • potent anti-inflammatory effect

The equine population needs supplemental omega-3 as they do not cover their daily requirements in the traditional diet.

You will find many informations on equine health and the importance of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin E in the health of your equine companion.

  • ​Kentucky Equine Research – Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Horses
  • Vitamin E and Omega for the Immune System
  • Vitamin E an Essential Nutrient for Horses
  • Fatty Acids as Energy for Endurance Horses
  • Fatty Acids and Skin Health in Horses
  • EFA as a preventative for carbohydrate overload-induced laminitis
  • Omegas & antioxidants in horses with Lower Tract Respiratory diseases
  • Omega-3 in Inflammatory Airway Disease
  • Omega-3 for Insect Hypersensitivity/Allergies
  • Review of Alternative Therapies for Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage
  • Nutritional management in horses: Selected aspects to gastrointestinal disturbances and geriatric horses
  • The polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Skin Health in Horses
  • Nutrition of Horses with Muscle Problems
  • Obesity and Inflammation – The role of anti-inflammatory mediators in the management of equine insulin resistance