The benefits of Omega 3 supplementation for pregnant mares
A mare’s nutritional requirements during the last trimester increase significantly as over 60% of the foetus growth is done during this time.
A well balanced diet is crucial during this time and it might also be necessary to supplement with additional vitamins and minerals to meet these requirements.
The specific Omega-3 long chain fatty acids, Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) can also offer many benefits.
Supplementing with these Omega 3’s late in pregnancy can have many advantages for the developing foal, and research has shown that mares that were supplemented with DHA and EPA during the last 30 days of gestation, gave birth to foals with significantly higher levels of DHA than those that weren’t supplemented. This can have advantages to the foal for long term growth and development. It has also been shown that continuation of supplementation during the nursing period for the mare helps maintains higher levels of DHA in the foals blood.
PRIMEFORM, the only non-fish Omega supplement for horses that contains significant amounts of both these highly desired long chain Omega 3’s can be added to the daily feed ration and this will provide readily available Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) for the mare and her growing foal.