What is Omega-3 PLUS Premium Blend?
We have combined the proven EVM Premium Blend with a highly stable, proprietary source of Omega-3 fatty acids blended with Natural Vitamin E to create an even more comprehensive ration balancing supplement for high performance and hay-reliant horses.
Equine Vit&Min Omega-3 PLUS Premium Blend can:
- Top up the minerals often missing in horse diets to at least the minimum recommended levels (according to NRC 2007).
- Balance the critical mineral ratios across the whole diet.
- Balance the omega 3 to 6 fatty acids in the diets of hay-reliant horses or those fed diets high in grains or vegetable oils.
EVM Omega-3 PLUS provides a cost-effective solution for correctly feeding horses on diets high in Omega-6 fatty acids. With ten times more Omega-3 than Omega-6, EVM Omega-3 PLUS is a convenient alternative to linseeds or linseed oil where these are difficult to source, grind or refrigerate.
It contains a blend of organic and inorganic minerals with added probiotics for optimal gut health and a generous serve of biotin for strong hooves.
Directions for Use
Mix daily serve of EQUINE VIT&MIN Omega-3 PLUS Blend into horse’s slightly dampened feed. Dosage can be halved and fed twice daily. Scoop included in pack holds 60g.
If using a fortified feed such as pellets or muesli mix, reduce the rate of Equine Vit&Min. Do not feed more Equine Vit&Min unless advised by a veterinarian or nutritionist. Since Equine Vit&Min does not contain salt, ensure adequate salt is provided to meet requirements based on horse bodyweight, workload, and environmental conditions.
Who is Omega-3 PLUS Blend recommended for?
Frequently Asked Questions
Why would a horse need Omega-3 PLUS Premium?
All Equine Vit&Min’s leading nutritional supplements are scientifically formulated to top up your horse’s diet with the vitamins and minerals often missing in an Australian horse’s feed to at least the minimum recommended levels whilst balancing the mineral ratios over the whole intake.
Horses in hard work, or with the increased nutritional demands of reproduction and growth as well as horses under stress from illness or travel can benefit from the extra vitamins and probiotics included in Premium Blend.
Hard working horses are often fed more hay and have access to less grass than leisure horses. Hay contains significantly less vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids than grass because these are fragile molecules that do not survive for long outside a living plant.
Equine Vit&Min Omega-3 PLUS takes diet balancing a step further by including EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids to balance the high omega-6 levels in diets containing more hay than grass and large hard feeds. It also adds a natural source of Vitamin E to the diet.
Why doesn’t EVM include salt or electrolytes?
Not every horse needs extra salt added to their diet as many get all the salt they need from bagged feeds. The actual amount of salt required can vary from day to day as well - their requirements are higher during very hot weather or following periods of heavy sweating. high performance horses need to have their electrolytes balanced very finely, and their riders prefer to manage the salt intake independently of the vitamin and mineral intake.
Why doesn’t EVM include amino acids?
Simply because most horses don’t need them, and we don’t think you should pay for ingredients you don’t need. Most adult horses get all the protein they need, including the most limiting amino acids lysine, methionine and threonine, from their roughage and energy sources. Breeding and growing horses have higher protein requirements which can be easily met through the addition of a quality protein feed source such as lucerne or full fat soybean meal.
Why doesn’t EVM contain organic minerals?
Actually, it does contain some organically chelated zinc, copper and selenium. However, in a study of scientific literature, Frape (2010) concluded that "there is minimal, or no, difference in biologic use, or animal performance with trace minerals compared to organic sources. Since organic chelates and proteinates bypass the body’s "feedback loops" for mineral absorption, organic minerals should be limited to 20 - 30% of the total micromineral content of the additive to avoid the risk of toxicity. In other words, because the microminerals are being snuck in the ‘back door’ in disguise as proteins when in chelated form, the body’s normal ability to monitor how much to let in is compromised. There is probably merit in providing a small proportion of microminerals (such as copper, zinc and selenium) in quality horse supplements in both organic and inorganic forms.
Will EVM make my horse silly?
Equine Vit&Min does not add any energy or calories to the horse’s diet. However, it might make a horse feel better and its body may use the calories it eats more efficiently as its body functions become optimised. This is called feed use efficiency, which can mean a horse needs less caloric intake each day to perform the same work (and that can mean a smaller feed bill). It’s a bit like a car’s engine doing more kilometres per litre when fuelled with a higher quality fuel that allows the engine to perform more efficiently.