How much micronised linseed should I feed?

The amount of Linseed Conditioner that you feed per day will depend on your individual horse or pony, its bodyweight and level of exercise. As a guide, we recommend between 125 – 500g per day for a pony (this is roughly equivalent to 1/2 – 2 mugs full per day).

What does micronised linseed do for horses?

Micronised linseed is an excellent food for adding bloom to horses. It is low in starch and sugar, high in protein and it’s gel forming fibre can help smooth the passage of food through the digestive system.

Is linseed good for putting weight on horses?

Pure Linseed can be used as a top-up to any horse’s feed. However, it may be particularly useful for those in work and needing extra slow-release energy. Additionally, it is beneficial for older horses needing to gain or maintain bodyweight, and those that need a low-starch and low sugar diet.

What is micronised linseed good for?

Micronised Linseed is a fantastic all round supplement that can assist with arthritis and joint issues, aid digestion and helps maintain a healthy skin and coat. The balance of Omega 3,6 & 9 fatty acids found in Linseed is unique in feed ingredients.

Is cooked linseed the same as micronised linseed?

British Horse Feeds Cooked Linseed is 100% whole linseed that has been cooked and micronised to provide the highest quality and to optimise digestibility and bioavailability of its nutrients.

Is micronised linseed good for Laminitics?

These Omega oils are the essential fatty acids that your horse needs – all in a natural supplement that is easy to administer. Being Low in Starch/Carbohydrate levels, means it is suitable for all types of horses and ponies – including older horses, laminitics (those that are prone to Laminitis).

Can a horse have too much linseed?

Flaxseed contains compounds called cyanogenic glycosides. When the flaxseeds are chewed up by a horse these cyanogenic glycosides come into contact with an enzyme (β‐glycosidase) which converts it to hydrogen cyanide, which can then lead to cyanide poisoning.

Is micronised linseed safe for Laminitics?

Linseed is high in digestible protein, offers support for the immune system, has antioxidant properties and is low in starch/carbohydrate which means it is suitable for all types of equines including older horses and those prone to laminitis. Supports the skin and promotes a smooth glossy coat.

Is linseed safe for Laminitics?

Linseed meal is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids, showing a similar fatty acid profile to grass which the laminitic horse or pony may be missing. Linseed meal can be fed at a rate of 50 – 200g a day, but if your horse or pony needs to lose weight, then about 50g is best. 4. Micronutrients are essential too!

How long does micronised linseed last?

As this is a natural seed that is cleaned micronised and then flaked, it doesn’t have an expiry date as such. However, we advise that as long as it is being stored properly (cool dry place), a guideline is that your bag will last you 6 months for winter months, and 4 months for summer months.

Can Laminitics have linseed?

Oil is also an excellent source of extra calories that is safe for laminitics; in particular, a linseed meal or oil would be a useful addition to the diet for any horse requiring an energy boost. Linseed is high in omega 3 oils and well known for its excellent anti-inflammatory properties within the body.