Equi-Bloom is a highly stable, flavored OMEGA-3 fatty acid supplement for horses. Horses are unique in that they need two types of dietary essential fatty acids. These are OMEGA-6 and OMEGA-3 fatty acids. The correct ratio of 6 to 3 fatty acids is considered to be 5 to 1. Most equine diets are 20 to 1 or greater. Current studies demonstrate the beneficial effects of OMEGA-3 fatty acid supplements in the horse. Researchers at Texas A & M discovered reining horses fed a diet high in OMEGA-3 fatty acids had decreased inflammatory responses including decreased cortisol concentrations following exercise. Other researchers have concluded horses afflicted with arthritis, laminitis, colic and enteritis benefit from diets high in OMEGA-3 fatty acids.* Positive benefits of OMEGA-3 fatty acids on reproduction have been reported in cows, mares, stallions and boars. The strongest data are in cattle where flaxseed, a rich source of OMEGA-3’s, supplementation increased both conception rate (48% vs 32%) and calving rates (65% vs 43%).