Decades ago, we all fed corn oil to help give our horses a glossy, shiny coat. It was cheap, readily available, and it worked. But then it got bad press, telling us it promotes inflammation and provides empty fat calories. That made us back away because, well, who wants to feed plain fat?
As we became educated in good coat-promoting nutrients, we learned to scan supplement labels for words like “contains the essential omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids,” especially omega-3, since they’re often lacking, especially when grass isn’t available.
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