In order to improve energy and increase a horse’s omega-3 levels, oil can be added to the diet since horses cannot naturally produce fatty acids. It is important to use oil that is richer in Omega-3 fatty acids than Omega-6 fatty acids to prevent inflammation and other health issues. 

There are different types of oils you can choose from to give your horse dietary support, but we strongly recommend Wild Gold’s Camellia Oil as other oils have some drawbacks as described below.

Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil contains sufficient amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, but the flavor might not be favorable to horses and its shelf life is short. 

Corn Oil

Corn oil has a higher amount of Omega-6 acids than Omega-3. Oil supplements for horses should contain more Omega-3 fatty acids, because horses can get enough Omega-6 naturally in their diet. Taking a supplement richer in Omega-6 will incur an improper balance that might cause inflammation

Fish Oil

Fish oil is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids but is not palatable to horses.

Camelina Oil

We recommend Wild Gold’s Camelina Oil as the best option for the equine supplement. It is balanced in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and contains natural Vitamin E that promotes strong topline and muscle tone. Its almond-like flavor is pleasant in taste and is also easily digestible. Camelina Oil does well in extremely cold temperatures and does not easily become rancid if kept out of the sun. 

Wild Gold’s Camelina Oil is a high-quality equine supplement that benefits horse joint mobility, skin/coat, endurance, and more. Shop our plant-based camelina oil as well as other products here.

Check with a veterinarian before use. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.