Scientific research has shown that a diet rich in healthy omega fatty acids can improve the general well being of the horse. Within the first few weeks of application horses commonly develop a healthy and shiny coat with a mirror like finish
A diet higher in fat can also improve the performance of horses that engage in long-duration exercise, such as that seen in eventing, dressage, and endurance riding.
Fat is the fuel for slow and sustained power while starches are the fuel for quick and short duration power.
The diet of a competition horse must be an appropriate blend of both types of fuel for the best performance in their respective discipline.
Oil is also a very energy dense supplement that one can add to a horse’s diet in order to pack on the weight.
A single 250ml cup of oil can contain enough calories to meet up to 10% of an average horse’s daily energy requirements.
For comparison, it takes 1 - 1.5 kgs of hay to meet the same calorie amount.
Unfortunately, horses cannot consume large amounts of oil and it is generally recommended that horses only be fed a diet of 3-8% total fat by weight per day.
To best take advantage of fat supplementation in a horse’s diet, it is best to focus on small amounts of high quality fats rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Not just another oil!
Cavalor Oilmega contains a specific blend of oils high in omega-3 fatty acids to best complement the diet of most horses as well as a patented product called Natural Antibiotics (NAB).
NAB is a composition of medium chain fatty acids extracted from tropical plants. NAB has been shown to have a proliferative effect on the intestinal flora of the horse, which improves the feed digestibility and helps stimulate the immune system.
Cavalor Oilmega is also a great source of vitamin E as a naturally occurring nutrient in this oil blend.
Vitamin E helps delay the oxidation of fatty acids, which improves shelf-life without synthetic preservatives.
Vitamin E is also critical for muscle development and repair, making Cavalor® Oilmega a crucial addition to the diet of any hard-working horses.
The high levels of vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids work together to create the ultimate support for the bodies anti-inflammatory processes making Cavalor Oilmega critical for any horses suffering from poor joint mobility, gut irritation, poor muscle recovery, or allergies.