Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids

Question and Anwser


“I can’t find Omega Fatty Acids in your ingredients. Don’t horses need this?”

Answer from Ph.D. Equine Nutritionist, Dr. Kelsey Johnson Nonella:

Essential fatty acids are very important for your horses. However, they are present in all of the feeds that you feed your horses in varying amounts. Omega 3, 6, and 9 are refer to the double bonds that the fatty acid chains contain. Different feeds contain different ratios of Omega 3 to Omega 6. In our products you feed such little rations/amounts (2-8 ounces) that if we did add extra fatty acids it would be significant in the horses overall diet. The grains and oils that you provide your horse are playing a much bigger factor in your horse’s need.
Hope this helps. Thank you for the question.

About Dr. Kelsey J. Nonella Ph.D., P.A.S.

Kelsey J. Nonella, Ph.D. is an equine nutritionist who was riding horses before she could walk. Her love for horses drives her to help educate people on what their horses’ needs in order to have happy, healthy horses. Kelsey went to Cal Poly receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science and then onto West Texas A&M, where she got her Masters and eventually her Doctorates in Equine Science. At A&M, Dr. Nonella did extensive research on Selenium within horses. Click here to view her research. Kelsey’s colleagues have mentioned her as one of the United States equine Selenium experts.
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