Is Coconut Oil Good For Horses?

It can be mixed with your horse’s grain at about 1/2 to 1 cup daily.

Extra virgin coconut oil is recommended.

Let coconut oil help mend them with its nutrients like Vitamin C and E.

Capric Acid and Lauric Acid promote healthy skin and hair, as well.

Is coconut oil okay for horses?

“Vets in our practice have used coconut oil in feed as an energy source, especially in old underweight horses and those horses prone to ‘tying up’,” says Simon. “This is where it allows a reduction in carbohydrate/starch based feeds. It has benefits that it is palatable and not prone to rancidity.

Which oil is best for horses?

The following are the most prominent properties in the most popular oil types:

  • Corn Oil – high in Omega-6 fatty acid and very palatable.
  • Flaxseed (a.k.a. Linseed) – high in Omega-3 fatty acid and a good source of vitamin E.
  • Soybean Oil – high in Omega-3 fatty acid and vitamin E.
  • Sunflower Seed – high in Omega-6 fatty acids.

What will make my horse’s coat shiny?

Shine from within

Common sense dictates that a glossy, healthy looking coat starts with a balanced diet and linseed oil in particular helps condition the skin and coat due to its omega-3 fatty acids.

How much turmeric should I give my horse?

For a horse of about 500kg, we would suggest a heaped tablespoon of turmeric per day (approx. 25mg), mixed into a paste with 2 tablespoons (approx. 50ml) of oil.” As with any feed, turmeric should be introduced to the horse’s diet slowly, built up gradually over the course of a week or two.