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Omega 3 fatty acids

Omega 3 fatty acids are organic acids with several double bonds in the fat molecule’s carbon chain. The important essential EPA and DHA fatty acids can be metabolised in your horse’s organism immediately, unlike fatty acids of plant origin which require prior conversion in the body, which makes them significantly less efficient.

Skaga Omega 3 Fish Oil contains the Omega 3 fatty acids that are most important from a nutritional point of view, EPA and DHA. These are ingested together with food and metabolised in the body. The effects and properties of fish oil - some documented, others universally recognised or known - mean that the best fats you can provide to your horse are healthy polyunsaturated fatty acids.

The Omega 3 fatty acids that are easiest to metabolise are extracted from wild cold-water fish. The fish do not produce the much-coveted fatty acids themselves, but accumulate them by ingesting microalgae. Wild fish have a higher content of the essential polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA and DHA than, for example, farmed salmon, where the feed typically contains plant parts and vegetable oils.