w-3 Oil

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NEW Larger Size with 2x the DHA and 3x the Vitamin E. w-3 Oil is designed as an equine energy and essential fatty supplement to support your horse’s cardiovascular function, skin, joint health and weight maintenance. All the omega-3 benefits of fish oil, without the fishy smell and taste.

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w-3 Oil Supports:
  • Weight Maintenance
  • Energy and Performance
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Skin and Hair Condition
  • Joint Comfort
  • Immune Function
  • Reproductive Health
  • Metabolism
  • Mood Balance

Mad Barn’s w-3 Oil is the ultimate essential fatty acid and energy supplement for your horse. Carefully formulated with proven ingredients, this product supports cardiovascular function, immune health, skin and joint health, weight maintenance and more.

w-3 Oil contains both plant and marine sources of natural fatty acids, as well as the essential fatty acid DHA, which is not found in plant sources of oil/fat.

w-3 Oil is one of the only equine supplements made with microalgae-synthezied DHA, which has all the benefits of fish oil but is far more palatable to the horse.

Finally… a high-quality supplemental oil for your horse that goes above and beyond at a great price.

NEW PACKAGING WITH 20% MORE OIL AND 2X MORE DHA:

w-3 Oil is now available in a larger 5 L pouch size with double the amount of DHA and triple the Vitamin E at a slightly lower cost per serving! This change helps to reduce Mad Barn’s environmental footprint, using 60% less packaging.

More value, better health for the horse and less impact on the environment – a major product improvement and no increase in cost.

 

Why Supplement with w-3 Oil?

Supplementing fat in your horse’s diet may be beneficial at all life stages. However, w-3 Oil is more than just an equine fat supplement. It’s an extra-fortified oil that supplies your horse with the essential fatty acid DHA which is not found in plant-based diets. It is further fortified with high levels of Vitamin E.

Horses do not obtain the long chain fatty acid DHA from their diet. They convert the essential fatty acid ALA into DHA, but the conversion is not efficient and may lead to sub-optimal levels. Supplementing can avoid this and enhance cognitive function, improve cardiovascular health, and reduce inflammatory processes.

Cool Energy

w-3 Oil delivers high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs).

Unlike starch and other carbohydrates, fatty acids are metabolized at a much slower rate and utilized very efficiently in the horse’s body. The resulting effects of feeding supplemental fatty acids are:

  1. Reduced spikes in blood glucose that can trigger excitability and sensitivity in a horse following a starch-heavy meal
  2. Lowered risk of hind gut acidosis and intestinal discomfort that arises from feeding high-grain diets
  3. Increased muscle glycogen stores that supply lasting energy for high-intensity exercise

Not only is w-3 Oil beneficial as a source of energy, but it will also make your horse’s coat gleam! When the diet is higher in fat, sebum production in the horse’s skin increases, which lends the coat a shiny appearance.

Fight Inflammation with DHA for horses

w-3 Oil contains high levels of natural DHA, or Docosahexaenoic Acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. DHA is synthesized in the horse’s body from ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid), but the conversion efficiency is extremely low and it must be obtained from dietary sources to elevate levels for improved health benefits.

w-3 Oil contains a supplemental source of DHA derived from marine algae. w-3 Oil is one of the only equine fatty acid supplements on the market to provide DHA from marine algae- a source that is much more sustainable and concentrated than DHA derived from fish.

Better yet, the resulting oil doesn’t smell or taste like fish. Horses love the taste of w-3 Oil!

Increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in your horse’s diet can decrease the production of inflammatory molecules in cells. This can result in better regulation of the inflammatory response that stems from conditions such as:

  • Laminitis
  • Equine Metabolic Disorder
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Allergies
  • Chronic lower airway diseases

Antioxidant Protection with Vitamin E

Each bottle of w-3 Oil contains high levels of natural vitamin E, also known as d-alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is often found in very low levels in the modern equine diet.

Studies involving horses show that natural vitamin E is more bio-available and more easily absorbed and retained in tissues than synthetic vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopherol).

Vitamin E works as an antioxidant alongside vitamin C, glutathione, and selenium to combat oxidative stress. It works by protecting the polyunsaturated fatty acids in cell membrane phospholipids and plasma lipoproteins, contributing to improved cellular membrane integrity.

Supplementing natural vitamin E in the equine diet, in combination with essential fatty acids, can reduce oxidative tissue damage that emerges from:

  • Strenuous exercise
  • Systemic inflammation from metabolic diseases
  • Neurological diseases
  • Muscular disorders such as RER (Recurrrent Exertional Rhabdomyolysis)

You should always consult a qualified nutritionist before altering your feed program. Submit your horse’s diet for analysis online and one of our equine nutritionists will be happy to provide a complementary review.

Algal DHA2019-10-24T20:17:08-05:00

LG-MAXAlgal DHA (LG-MAX) is a DHA supplement developed by Alltech that is derived from marine algae. It provides high levels of DHA comparable to fish oil without having a fishy smell or taste, so horses find it extremely palatable.

Sourcing DHA from algae is a more sustainable process than sourcing it from fish. There is estimated to be more than 800,000 species of algae, all with very high genetic diversity and extremely fast growth rates. Producing DHA from algae is also a much more efficient process than producing fish, as algae does not need to be fed animal products in order to grow.

The DHA produced in algae is an Omega-3 fatty acid that functions in the body as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neurogenerative molecule, with increasing amounts of research proving the efficacy of its supplementation in the equine diet.

Docosahexaenoic Acid2019-11-26T16:52:21-05:00

Docosahexaenoic AcidDocosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) is an Omega-3 fatty acid. It is a derivative of Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are a part of the Polyunsaturated fatty acid family.

ALA, EPA and DHA are “essential fatty acids” because they are fundamental for bodily processes, yet they cannot be made in the body and have to be obtained from the diet. EPA and DHA can be synthesized from ALA, but due to low conversion efficiency in the horse, it is recommended to supplement the diet with DHA. Some feeds that are classically high in DHA include flax, plant oils, green pasture and hay.

DHA, in particular, is well-known as a substance that can improve cognitive health, visual development, skin and coat condition and embryonic growth. Many equine studies cite that dietary supplementation of Omega-3 fatty acids may also alter inflammatory processes in joints, reducing the severity of pain and inflammation caused by age or performance-related joint problems.

Flax Oil2019-11-09T10:19:03-05:00

Flax OilFlax oil is a plant oil that is extracted from flaxseed and has the highest concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids of all of the plant oils. Because of its high Omega-3 concentration, palatable taste and wide availability, flax oil is one of the most common Omega-3 fatty acid and energy supplements in horse nutrition.

In addition to Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega-6 fatty acids are also found in flax oil. The combination of Omega-3 and Omega-6 is of particular interest in horse nutrition because of the positive effects they have on inflammation, immunity and cardiovascular health.

Horses are not able to produce Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids themselves, so they must be consumed in the diet, and flax oil is a great choice. Horses may require the addition of fat to their diet to increase dietary calorie density and assist in fighting inflammation, but it can also be used to add a healthy gloss to the hair coat. This might require as little as 80-120 mL of oil per day, up to 500 mL. As with all dietary changes, the addition of supplemental fats in the form of plant oils should be done slowly to allow the horse’s gastrointestinal tract to acclimatize.

Soybean Oil2019-09-05T21:28:41-05:00

Soybean OilSoybean oil is a plant oil that is extracted from the seeds of the soybean and is used as a fatty acid supplement in equine nutrition.

The ratio of linoleic acid (omega-6) and alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3) fatty acids differ among fat sources, especially plant oils. Soybean oil contains a higher proportion of omega-6, with an omega-6:3 ratio of around 7:1. These fatty acid ratios are of particular interest to researchers because of their effect on inflammation and immunity and also because horses are not able to produce these fatty acids themselves, so they must be consumed in the diet.

Horses may require the addition of fat to their diet to increase dietary calorie density, but it can also be used to add a healthy gloss to the hair coat. This might require as little as 80-120 mL of oil per day, up to 500 mL. As with all dietary changes, the addition of supplemental fats in the form of plant oils should be done slowly to allow the horse’s gastrointestinal tract to acclimatize.

Vitamin E2020-05-31T07:09:42-05:00

Vitamin EVitamin E is the shared name for eight different fat-soluble, naturally-occurring compounds: a, b, g, and d-tocopherol and a, b, g, and d-tocotrienol. These compounds all have vitamin E activity and are comprised of a chromanol ring with differing phytyl side chains. The compound most commonly referred to as vitamin E is a-tocopherol and is widely considered to be the most biologically active form of all the vitamin E constituents.

The most natural form of alpha-tocopherol is d-alpha-tocopherol, and is only synthesized in plants so it must be obtained through the diet. Fresh, grass pasture contains the highest concentrations of d-alpha-tocopherol, however, a large number of horses do not have year-round access to grass pasture and their diets consist mostly of hay, so alpha-tocopherol is often added to most commercial feed formulations or top-dressed as a supplement.

Vitamin E functions as a powerful antioxidant, meaning it protects the body tissue from damage caused by free radicals.  Free radicals are produced during normal cellular metabolism and can harm cells, tissues, and organs if not kept in balance with proper antioxidant levels.

Other functions of Vitamin E:

  • Immune function – important for defense against viruses and bacteria
  • Formation of red blood cells
  • Helps widen blood vessels and keep blood from clotting inside them
  • Used in cellular communication, used to carry out many important functions.

Research confirms that the different forms of vitamin E available to be supplemented can have a significant impact on vitamin E levels in the blood. The most bioavailable forms of vitamin E should only be used in order to properly formulate balanced equine diets, to treat vitamin E deficiency and its associated conditions and aid in exercise recovery.

w-3 Oil energy supplement is designed as an energy and essential fatty acid supplement to support cardiovascular function, skin, joint health, and weight maintenance.

Directions for Use:

Administer orally top dressed on feed.

Product should be introduced gradually and increased as necessary. Total dietary fat should not exceed 8% for equine diets.

Maintenance:

100 mL per day per 500 kg (1100 lb) of body weight

Weight Management:

200 mL per day per 500 kg (1100 lb) of body weight

Storage:

Store inside away from heat, sparks and flame. Protect from freezing temperatures.

Cautions:

Do not use in animals with bleeding disorders, unless directed by a veterinarian.

Active Ingredients:
Per mL serving
Ingredients Per 100 mL
Proprietary Blend of Soybean, flax and DHA Oil 99 mL
DHA (minimum) 1500 mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha-tocopherol) 1000 mg

 

INGREDIENTS: Soybean oil, flax oil, heterotrophic algae, d-alpha-tocopherol (natural vitamin E) and flavour.

EXCIPIENT INGREDIENTS: Lecithin.

Net Volume: 5 L

Register & manufactured by: Mad Barn Inc., Petersburg, ON, Canada.

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by Health Canada or the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
COST COMPARISON
Quantity Days Supplied Serving Size Cost Per Day
5 L
50DAYS
100ML
$1.10/ DAY
10 L
100DAYS
100ML
$1.10/ DAY
20 L
200DAYS
100ML
$1.10/ DAY

* Based on a 500 kg horse
** Taxes not included in cost calculation

FEED RATE/COSTS
Price 5 L $55.00
10 L $110.00
20 L $220.00
Cost Per Day 30 mL / day $0.33
100 mL / day $1.10
200 mL / day $2.20
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Customer Questions About This Product

    I have an 18 year old KWPN in very light work who is an easy keeper. He has terrible skin allergies and insect hypersensitivity. What dose does he need to get the skin benefits of this oil? Does not need any weight gain... lol. Thank you.
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    Q I have an 18 year old KWPN in very light work who is an easy keeper. He has terrible skin allergi...... Read more
    Asked by Brandy on June 5, 2021 11:59 pm
    Answered by the admin Hi Brandy, to get the anti-inflammatory benefits of w-3 Oil without adding too many extra calories to your horse's diet, we recommend feeding 30 - 60 mL per day. Aim for 30 mL if your horse is obese or 60 mL if only moderately overweight. You can also submit your horse's feeding program for analysis at https://madbarn.ca/analyze-diet/ and our nutritionists can review it and help you figure out strategies to prevent weight gain!
  2. Can this oil make horses hot? My horse is a yearling with some dandruff so I added the oil to help with her coat. Once before and noticed she calmed down significantly after I ran out of the oil. I thought it was some other concentrates she was getting, now she’s on just plain hay and this oil is a topper on a bit of soaked cubes and she’s gotten quite hot again within a day of adding the oil. I’ll have to stop giving it to her ... any thoughts?
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    Q Can this oil make horses hot? My horse is a yearling with some dandruff so I added the oil to hel...... Read more
    Asked by HEather on May 10, 2021 12:12 pm
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    If anything it should have the opposite effect.  If you feel that it is the issue, then probably best to stop.

  4. My mare has allergies and coughs alot. Will w3 oil help with respiratory issues ? She currently is on Omneity and 3 amigos.
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    Q My mare has allergies and coughs alot. Will w3 oil help with respiratory issues ? She currently i...... Read more
    Asked by Caroline on April 20, 2021 11:20 pm
    Answered by the admin There is some evidence that feeding omega-3 fatty acids like DHA can support respiratory health in horses. "Improved respiratory function: DHA supplementation on a low-dust diet decreased coughing, improved lung function, and decreased inflammation in the lungs in horses with recurrent airway obstruction (heaves) and inflammatory airway disease. After two months of supplementation, horses given DHA had a 60% decrease in a clinical score of respiratory dysfunction. Importantly, a similar level of improvement is found when horses are given inhaled corticosteroids and a low-dust diet. Therefore, horses with frequent breathing issues that require corticosteroid treatment might benefit from DHA supplementation. [6]"
  6. Both my horses have recently come back showing very low selenium in the bloodwork the vet has recommended I start them on a crumble vitamin e/selenium supplement but has also suggested I put them on a vitamin e oil to help with the absorption of the selenium. Would W3 be a good option? considering my one horse is 17 and arthritic while my other horse is 7 and has weight gain issues and is wearing a muzzle 24/7.
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    Q Both my horses have recently come back showing very low selenium in the bloodwork the vet has rec...... Read more
    Asked by Catherine Virdiramo on March 31, 2021 7:23 pm
    Answered by the admin Hi Catherine, W-3 oil does supply 1000 mg of Vitamin E per 100 mL serving and could help in this regard. However, we also have a Natural E/Organic Se supplement that you could look at to supply these two nutrients: https://madbarn.ca/product/natural-e-organic-se/ There's no research that says that Vitamin E has to be fed with an oil in order for it to be bioavailable. But the theory is that as a fat-soluble vitamin, it may be better absorbed if fed in conjunction with a fat source. However, this needs to be studied further.
  8. I would like to use w-3 oil to support an arthritic horse, but I am concerned about weight gain with this oil. How much can I feed to gain the joint health benefits but to prevent or minimize weight gain?
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    Q I would like to use w-3 oil to support an arthritic horse, but I am concerned about weight gain w...... Read more
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 21, 2021 9:08 pm
    Answered by the admin w-3 oil is a great option of arthritic horses, the DHA in w-3 oil has excellent research support for helping arthritic horses. There may be other aspects of the diet that can be adjusted to minimize weight gain while feeding w-3 oil. You can submit your horse's diet and one of our equine nutritionists can give you their feedback!
  10. What can I do for my horse who will not eat the w-3 oil when I first introduce it?
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    Q What can I do for my horse who will not eat the w-3 oil when I first introduce it?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on March 21, 2021 9:05 pm
    Answered by the admin We suggest introducing the oil a little bit at a time. Give just a few drops at first or you can mix it with a grain that your horse likes. The oil can also be soaked with the feeds you are giving. You may need to give it a few tries - horses have an incredibly good sense of smell! But the majority of customers report that this is one of the most palatable and easiest supplements to get your horse to eat!
  12. Do you use a pump on the new packaging of the W-3?
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    Q Do you use a pump on the new packaging of the W-3?
    Asked by Brandy Catton on March 18, 2021 10:56 pm
    Answered by the admin The new w-3 Oil packaging does not come with a pump. Some of our customers have been transferring from the new packaging into a separate bottle with a pump to make it easier to dispense the liquid.
  14. hi my older gelding has bad arthritis, right now he is doing better on an msm supplement, but I am looking at putting him on your w-3 oil as well. Is it ok to feed msm and w-3 oil together in his grain?
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    Q hi my older gelding has bad arthritis, right now he is doing better on an msm supplement, but I a...... Read more
    Asked by Jaide Desrochers on March 16, 2021 9:42 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, it is recommended to feed MSM and w-3 Oil together to support joint health.
  16. I'm currently feeding Omneity pellets to my Icelandic. Can I also add W-3 Oil? Will this cause over-supplementation?
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    Q I'm currently feeding Omneity pellets to my Icelandic. Can I also add W-3 Oil? Will this cause ov...... Read more
    Asked by sgatten55 on March 14, 2021 4:10 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes you can add w-3 Oil in combination with Omneity pellets. Feeding the two together is safe and may have added benefits.
  18. Hi there! My filly has FFW year round and I have been reading about the benefits of Omega 3 to help combat this. She is fairly high strung and is on Omneity mostly for its high magnesium and biotin content. Would feeding w-3 oil counteract the calming benefits of the magnesium? Thanks!
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    Q Hi there! My filly has FFW year round and I have been reading about the benefits of Omega 3 to he...... Read more
    Asked by natacharowsell97 on March 11, 2021 8:26 pm
    Answered by the admin W-3 oil will not counteract the calming effects of magnesium. There may in fact be a calming and stress-reducing effect of omega-3 fatty acids in horses. You can read about this research in our article on Omega-3 Benefits for Horses. For FFW, you may be better off looking at one of our gut-specific supplements. Fecal water syndrome can be difficult to resolve, but we have had many customers use Visceral+ with good success. We recommend a course of 2-3 months on the full 80 gram dose, and then re-assess from there. Visceral+ is a product that is targeted towards supporting gastric health, and it also contains bacterial probiotics and other prebiotic ingredients like MOS (mannan-oligosaccharides) to nourish the hindgut bacteria and restore balance to the entire digestive system. Ingredients like glutamine, magnesium, and lecithin also help to support the integrity of the intestinal lining and help the GI tract heal itself naturally.
  20. My jug of oil has frozen, what is the best method to thaw it out? It has been inside for a few days and doesn’t seem to be a liquid again.
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    Q My jug of oil has frozen, what is the best method to thaw it out? It has been inside for a few da...... Read more
    Asked by Emma on February 8, 2021 8:24 am
    Answered by the admin

    Hello Emma! We recommend leaving the bottle out at room temperature, out of direct sunlight until it is completely thawed. You may see some separation in the bottle, but this is completely natural. You may use the oil as is, or shake it until the sediment is mixed back in with the oil. There is no effect on the quality of the oil if it was frozen, so if it appears cloudy after being frozen, that is completely fine!

  22. I am feeding 30ml of EO3 a day mixed with 1/2 ib of soy hull pellets and 1/2 lb Timothy/alfalfa pellets with free choice low sugar hay -Timothy and alfalfa .Apart from the cost, why is your oil better for the O3 levels?. The horses also get a vitamin/mineral supplement .
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    Q I am feeding 30ml of EO3 a day mixed with 1/2 ib of soy hull pellets and 1/2 lb Timothy/alfalfa p...... Read more
    Asked by Christine James on January 24, 2021 2:56 pm
    Answered by the admin

    We use algae sourced DHA in our oil, not fish, so it is a sustainable product and as you've already pointed out it is less expensive.

  24. Soy (and soy byproducts) is known to create hormone imbalances due to the its levels of phytoestrogens. How has the soybean oil in W3 affected mares?
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    Q Soy (and soy byproducts) is known to create hormone imbalances due to the its levels of phytoestr...... Read more
    Asked by Melissa on January 6, 2021 11:09 pm
    Answered by the admin

    These compounds are contained in the protein fraction of soy and to a lesser extent in the fiber, but not in the oil.  There is no issue feeding soybean oil to mares.

  26. I am including rice bran with Brooks Fibre O. Should I continue feeding it with the W3 Oil? He is a 26 year old Arab that has a bit of trouble keeping weight on. Not real thin but does need some help. Still being trail ridden 3-4 times a week average of 2 hours per ride.
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    Q I am including rice bran with Brooks Fibre O. Should I continue feeding it with the W3 Oil? He is...... Read more
    Asked by Linda Carvell on December 27, 2020 9:11 am
    Answered by the admin Hi Linda - w-3 Oil is an energy supplement, so the amount that you feed depends on your horse's energy needs. Since your horse is an older, active horse and has trouble keeping weight on, I would recommend continuing with w-3 Oil along with Rice Bran. Feeds like Fibre-O need to be fed according to your horse's weight and activity level. If you are feeding less than the suggested amount of Fibre-O for your horse's needs, there may be deficiencies in some vitamins and minerals in your horses diet. In that case, we would recommend adding in a complete vitamin and mineral supplement, like Omneity, to make sure all vitamin and mineral requirements are being met.
  28. Could I feed w-3 oil while still feeding canola oil and ground flax for weight gain?
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    Q Could I feed w-3 oil while still feeding canola oil and ground flax for weight gain?
    Asked by mcnuttas on November 24, 2020 3:10 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, you can feed w-3 Oil alongside canola oil and ground flaxseed to provide additional energy for weight gain. Neither canola oil nor ground flaxseed contain DHA, the potent anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid that is found in w-3 Oil.
  30. What about omega 6? Why isn't it part of formula? Thank you.
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    Q What about omega 6? Why isn't it part of formula? Thank you.
    Asked by Marsha Crystal Friedel on November 7, 2020 11:03 pm
    Answered by the admin

    There are omega-6 fatty acids in w-3 Oil, but the main fatty acid being supplemented is DHA. Both Omega-6 and 3 will be consumed in an equine diet, but DHA is not, so supplementing is the only way to increase levels.

  32. What is the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 in your W-3 oil?
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    Q What is the ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 in your W-3 oil?
    Asked by Stacey Turko on October 23, 2020 3:29 pm
    Answered by the admin w-3 oil is made with a blend of soybean and flax oil, so the omega 3:6 ratio is around 3:1. When looking at ratios, however, you really have to analyze the whole diet. For example, corn oil is high in omega-6, but if you're only adding a little bit, the overall omega-3:6 ratio is not going to be impacted much as the forage portion will be contributing a significant portion of the omega-3 fatty acids in that horse's diet. If you're feeding a lot of grain/fat supplements on the other hand, it may be skewing the diet higher in Omega-6 then you would definitely want to look at adding flax or w-3 oil to bring the ratio back to 1:1.
  34. Is it recommended that all horses get omgea 3's? Hesitant to add this to my horse's diet worrying that she will gain weight (she's already slightly overweight) but she has heaves and ive heard it helps them.
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    Q Is it recommended that all horses get omgea 3's? Hesitant to add this to my horse's diet worrying...... Read more
    Asked by Josee on September 23, 2020 8:39 am
    Answered by the admin Horses do not naturally get high amounts of the omega 3 fatty acid DHA in their diets. Adding a DHA supplement like our w-3 oil can have a number of benefits, including helping to support horses with heaves. If your horse is overweight, they may need to have their diet adjusted to prevent an excess of energy when adding a concentrated fat source like w-3 oil. You can submit your horse's diet for analysis and our equine nutritionist will get back to you with her suggestions!
  36. Can you feed IR horses W 3? Does it help them feel full longer as a weight management strategy?
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    Q Can you feed IR horses W 3? Does it help them feel full longer as a weight management strategy?
    Asked by Carol Mudjar on September 17, 2020 2:00 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, you can feed IR horses w-3 Oil. We recommend feeding 30 - 60 mL daily to avoid excess caloric intake, while providing adequate levels of DHA. High levels of DHA in the diet have been shown to help reduce inflammation in the body, which can arise from IR. As for weight management for the IR horse, the best thing for that is to control caloric intake (by feeding low sugar + starch hay and/or straw) and exercise the horse as much as possible. Making sure your IR horse has some hay in their system at all times is the best way to make them feel fuller, longer.
  38. Are your ingredients organic, I would be concerned especially about the soybean oil for glyphosate.
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    Q Are your ingredients organic, I would be concerned especially about the soybean oil for glyphosate.
    Asked by LouiseS Shane on August 4, 2020 9:28 am
    Answered by the admin The ingredients in w-3 Oil are not organic. This helps keep our prices low so that all horse owners have access to quality, cost-effective supplements for their horses.
  40. If I buy a pump with my order, how many ml’s would be in one pump squirt?
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    Q If I buy a pump with my order, how many ml’s would be in one pump squirt?
    Asked by Sharon on August 1, 2020 10:10 am
    Answered by the admin Most 1-gallon pumps on the market will dispense 30 mL in each pump.
  42. How does Camelina Oil compare to W-3 Oil?
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    Q How does Camelina Oil compare to W-3 Oil?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:51 pm
    Answered by the admin We don't recommend using camelina oil. Save your money and use flax oil or ground flax. It's actually higher in omega-3 than camelina oil. Camelina is a close cousin to flax that people are spending significant effort and money to market as some kind of wonder oil, when it's basically just flax oil. If you want to really give a boost of omega-3, we have the w-3 oil which is high in DHA, the omega-3 that you can't get from plant based sources and has many benefits.
  44. Do you recommend Camelina Oil?
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    Q Do you recommend Camelina Oil?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:51 pm
    Answered by the admin As for camelina oil, save your money and use flax oil or ground flax. It's actually higher in omega-3 than camelina oil. Camelina is a close cousin to flax that people are spending significant effort and money to market as some kind of wonder oil, when it's basically just flax oil. If you want to really give a boost of omega-3, we have the w-3 oil which is high in DHA, the omega-3 that you can't get from plant based sources and has many benefits.
  46. How long does 4 L of w-3 oil last?
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    Q How long does 4 L of w-3 oil last?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:51 pm
    Answered by the admin 4 L will last ~ 130 days if you just feed 1 ounce/30 mL per day, ~65 days if you feed 60 mL per day. We generally recommend starting at 30 mL and working up to a maximum of 250 mL per day.
  48. I have a horse with skin allergies and difficulty gaining weight. Will w-3 Oil help?
  49. 0 votes
    Q I have a horse with skin allergies and difficulty gaining weight. Will w-3 Oil help?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:51 pm
    Answered by the admin Our w-3 Oil will certainly help with your horse's skin issues and will assist with weight gain at appropriate levels. A good strategy to tackle both the skin issues and weight gain, would be to feed a blend of the w-3 Oil with plain vegetable oil. That way, you get the benefits of the omega-3 supplementation and the additional vegetable oil is an inexpensive way to add more energy to the diet without the downsides of feeding higher volumes of commercial grain.
  50. How does W-3 Oil compare to Equine Omega Complete?
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    Q How does W-3 Oil compare to Equine Omega Complete?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:51 pm
    Answered by the admin Compared to EOC, our w-3 Oil is much more cost-effective (about half the price) and contains a better overall balance of fatty acids, with a blend of soybean and flax oils. It also contains high levels of DHA, which is an omega-3 fatty acid sourced from marine sources. EOC uses fish oil, which can sometimes be hard to get horses to eat. Our DHA source is derived from marine algae, so there is less of a smell and it is generally better accepted.
  52. I am wondering if your W3 oil would also assist with weight gain or maintaining weight?
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    Q I am wondering if your W3 oil would also assist with weight gain or maintaining weight?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:50 pm
    Answered by the admin If the goal is just to put on weight, canola oil is the least expensive option. w-3 contains DHA which helps with joints, focus and general health and is not found in any plant based oils. All oil/fat are essentially the same caloric density, so as to the efficacy of weight management, they would all be equal.
  54. Do you sell pumps for the oil jugs?
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    Q Do you sell pumps for the oil jugs?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:50 pm
    Answered by the admin Yes, we carry pumps in stock. The cost is $4 and it can be added on to your order.
  56. Is w-3 Oil or Camelina Oil better for horses with arthritis?
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    Q Is w-3 Oil or Camelina Oil better for horses with arthritis?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:50 pm
    Answered by the admin Our w-3 Oil is much higher in omega-3 fatty acids than camelina oil. High levels of dietary omega-3 fatty acids can certainly help with arthritis. It will save you money and work better.
  58. Can your w-3 oil be given to dogs?
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    Q Can your w-3 oil be given to dogs?
    Asked by Mad Barn Customer on May 31, 2020 8:50 pm
    Answered by the admin Our w-3 Oil can be given to dogs. Start with a small amount to allow them to adapt to it. It can be fed according to body weight at 2x the recommended level for horses.  For example, 500 kg horse 60-120 ml recommended, for a 50 kg dog, would 12 – 24 ml/day.

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