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It contains mucilage, a water-soluble fibre, that holds up to 27 times it’s own weight in water. When water is added the seeds become coated in a gel. This gel adds bulk to the hindgut which may help prevent sand colic. The mucilage along with quercetin, a biologically active flavonoid, help protect and heal the mucosal lining throughout the stomach and gastrointestinal tract.
Other nutraceutical benefits Chia seeds provide include weight management, joint and muscle support from the omega-3, skin and allergy support, and a healthy immune response due to the high omega-3 ALA content.
The high soluble fibre content slows the absorption of glucose helping modulate insulin spikes and other metabolic conditions making it safe for all horses. Hooves and hair benefit from the high-quality protein.
Ingredients: 100% Chia Seeds
Introduce slowly into diet over two weeks. Add to feed, split into two feeds where possible. 1 scoop = 60g
Horses with access to pasture: 60 grams (1 scoop) / day
Stabled/yarded horses or no access to pasture: 120 grams (2 scoops) / day
• Based on a 500kg horse
• Can be fed wet or dry.
• Can be ground to increase digestibility.
• Safe for horses or ponies with metabolic issues