Feeding horses oil such as corn oil or linseed oil is a very popular way to obtain a shiny coat or more energy. Cavalor OilMega is not just any oil; it is a combination of various vegetable oils including virgin linseed oil and soybean oil, so that an optimal ratio of omega-3 to 6 is obtained. Omega-3 and 6 are essential fatty acids. This means that the body needs these substances, but cannot make them itself.
As a result, the fatty acids must be taken via the horse’s ration. Essential fatty acids can be found in vegetable oils, nuts and cereals. Omega-6 fatty acids are mainly present in soybean oil, grains and seeds while fresh grass, linseed, olive oil and rapeseed oil are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Most horses today get enough omega-6 from their feed since grains processed in muesli and dry foods are rich in this fatty acid. When horses are mostly stabled they often have a lower intake of omega-3 fatty acids because there is less time in the pasture or this is impossible from a practical point of view (winter season!).
It is important that the ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 remains balanced. If the ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 is good, the horse will automatically produce sufficient omega-9. A correct ratio between omega-3 and 6 fatty acids not only has a positive effect on the immune system, but also on the horse’s overall health. An imbalance between these fatty acids can be linked to inflammation, a poor coat, reduced resistance and reduced fertility. Vitamin E is added to these oils.
Vitamin E counteracts the oxidation of fatty acids so that they can perform their functions for longer. The more fat a horse’s ration contains, the more vitamin E the horse needs. By adding this vitamin E directly to our oil, we prevent deficiencies in your horse.
Cavalor OilMega also contains a natural antibiotic. This is a balanced and patented mix of specific fatty acids (medium-chain fatty acids (C6-C12) from tropical plants) that have a positive effect on intestinal flora. They boost health and have an anti-ageing effect on the cells, increasing the horse’s immunity and reducing the energy required to protect the horse from infection. The result is a shiny coat and a healthy horse.