FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Flaxseed is produced by the flax plant commonly grown in cool, northern climates, such as North Dakota and Montana. Canada is the # 1 flaxseed producer due to its ideal climate conditions.
Flaxseed contains an average of 40% fat and is one of the few vegetable sources of omega-3 fatty acids (mainly alpha-linolenic acid). Flax also contains around 30% highly digestible fiber and 20% protein.
Flaxseed can be fed whole to horses; however, due to its hard outer coating, digestibility of the nutrients -especially the fatty acids- is limited when fed whole. Ideally, flax should be fed ground to maximize nutrient digestion.
Ground flaxseed has been fed up to a maximum one pound per day without effects. But with any fat supplement, flaxseed should be gradually introduced into the horse's diet over the course of three to five days.
Ground flaxseed should be stored in a cool dry area and should last anywhere from 6 - 12 month if stored properly.
Improves immune function - Enhances joint and ligament integrity - Minimizes or eliminates allergies due to seasonal pollen and sweet itch - Maintains respiratory and gastrointestinal health, hair and hoof strength - Increases energy needs for athleticism - Tying up prevention - Suitable for insulin resistance reduction - Boosts protein to repair tissue.
Overweight ¼ cup to ½ cup a day
Healthy weight ½ cup to 1 cup a day
Underweight 1 to 1 ½ cups a day
Performance 1 ½ to 2 cups a day
Foals ¼ cup a day
Yearling or growing ½ cup a day
Adjust as needed
Beet pulp is a by-product of the sugar industry. After the sugar has been extracted from sugar beet, the fibrous portion of the sugar beet is dehydrated.
Beet Pulp is made up of approximately 80% digestible fiber compared to the 40% in hay. GLA beet pulp contains no molasses making the sugar content less than 10%. Because it has a high percentage of highly digestible or readily fermentable fiber, it contains more digestible energy per pound than hay and is actually about the same as oats, as beet pulp contains about 2.98 Mcal/kg.
Horses can be fed up to 50% of the dietary forage as beet pulp (dry weight). So for a 1,200 lb. horse being fed 2% of body weight as forage, you would feed 12 lbs. of beet pulp per day. First always check with your Veterinarian or local Equine Nutritionist.
In the horse world the belief is that un-soaked beet pulp could swell in a horses throat or stomach and cause choke or colic. However, this belief is unfounded as un-soaked beet can be safety fed and is a widely accepted.
Provides a energy-rich source of digestible fiber that helps promote a healthy microbial population in the hind-gut
Forage extender during hay shortages
Digestive health aid
Method of adding body condition to a hard keeper
A good feed ingredient for horse’s sensitive to sugar or starch
Offers energy that does not cause a spike in glucose or insulin and is released slowly for a more steady supply.
GLA Bio-Bite treats are a premium horse treat made from all-natural ingredients.
Bio-Bite treats are high in fiber that can be fed to all horses. Bio-Bite uses the most essential nutrient groups within equine nutrition to provide treats your horse will love without adding sugar.
Apple: Red apples contain vitamin C, potassium, phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, iron, fluorine, and silicon, plus many trace minerals. Apples are powerhouses of antioxidant activity.
Peppermint:The oil has a cooling, soothing and anesthetic effect on the smooth muscles of the stomach and intestines, which makes it one of the key herbs to choose when dealing with horses prone to colic, gastric or duodenal ulceration, smooth muscle spasm, trapped gas, digestive cramping or poor appetite.
Anise: Is a natural anti-inflammatory and has anti-ulcerogenic properties. Licorice offers over 30 different flavonoids, antioxidant properties, and cardiovascular benefits along with support in the GI tract by lowering gastric secretions.
A nutritious, all-natural alfalfa and alfalfa-timothy cube for small animals
Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and mice
No chemicals are added during the growing and harvesting process which makes them safe for your small pets to consume. Virtual dust free promotes good respiratory health.
Nibbles encouraged chewing to keep continually growing teeth trim.