Registered company address: Vetenox Ltd, Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT4 2AG.
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Registration No: NI616987
Omega 3 : Omega 6 ratio 8 : 1
Per 10ml Per 40 ml
Of which EPA DPA DHA
Also contains the natural vitamins D & E.
Studies have suggested that dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids may be beneficial in maintaining and promoting joint health in horses and modulate the leukotriene inflammatory response. “If the ratio of LTB5 to LTB4 concentrations is important in determining how inflammatory processes are mediated, then fish oil supplementation may have value in treatment of equine inflammatory diseases.” *1
Heart health, Endurance & Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Haemorrhage
During exercise, horses receiving fish oil supplementation compare to corn oil had a lower heart rate (treatment x time interaction; P < 0.05) and tended to have lower packed cell volume (treatment effect; P = 0.087) during exercise and plasma glucose concentrations were lower in the fish oil group during recovery. These data suggest that addition of fish oil to the diet may alter and benefit exercise metabolism in conditioned horses. Improved elasticity of RBCs may reduce the incidence of Exercise-Iinduced Pulmonary Haemorrhage. Promising results in human medicine have led researchers to explore the effects of a combined dose of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), two omega-3 fatty acids, on reducing signs of EIPH and pulmonary inflammation in horses. Scientists at Kansas State University reported a reduction of EIPH in Thoroughbreds after the horses were fed a diet enriched with fish oil for 83 days. Vetenox is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids and powerful antioxidants and is palatable and easy to add to feed.*2
Growth & reproduction
Feeding horses with a nutriceutical high in Omega 3 DHA resulted in a three-fold increase in semen DHA levels and 50% increased in the ratio of DHA to DPA in semen. Sperm motion characteristics in fresh semen were unaffected by treatment. After cooling semen and storing in an Equitainer, sperm from stallions fed the nutriceutical exhibited higher velocity and straighter projectory. Dramatic improvements in semen quality may be observed if modifications in the main fat content of the diet are incorporated with Vetenox which contains high amoutns of stabalised DHA.*3
Skin & Coat health
Dietary factors have a major role in the maintenance of healthy skin and coat, and are significant in the etiology and therapy of certain skin diseases. Evaluations indicate that the polyunsaturated fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins are important to the improvement and maintenance of healthy skin and coat in the horse. *4
Source of Oil
4*1 Hall, J.A., Van Saun, RJ, Wander, RC. Dietary (n-3) fatty acids from menhaden fish oil alter plasma fatty acids and leukotriene B synthesis in healthy horses. J Vet Internal Med. 2004 Nov-Dec; 18(6):871-9. 2 O'Connor CI, Lawrence LM, Lawrence AC, Janicki KM, Warren LK, Hayes S. The effect of dietary fish oil supplementation on exercising horses. J Anim Sci. 2004 Oct;82(10):2978-84. 3 Brinsko, SP., Varner, DD., Love, CC., Blanchard, TL., Day, BC., Wilson, ME. Effect of feeding a DHA-enriched nutriceutical on the quality of fresh, cooled and frozen stallion semen. Theriogenology. 2005 Mar 15; 63(5):1519-27 4 Mix, L. S. 1966. The effect of polyunsaturated fatty acids and selected vitamins on the skin and coat conditions of horses. Vet. Med. Small Animal Clinic. 61:958. Mnacakanj, A. A. K.