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Linda Smith
Username: Lsmith14

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Tuesday, Sep 16, 2003 - 11:25 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dear Dr O.
A friend where I board asked me to find out of horses can eat Olive Oil without danger. I have no idea why she wants to feed her young 2 year filly this but she thinks she needs to. Said something about the free radicals in the feed and the stuff in the air she breaths. What is she talking about??? Then she said "Also to make her coat shiny." I suggested pure vegetable oil. What is your opinion please and I will pass it on. Thx, Linda
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Username: Dro

Post Number: 9127
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Wednesday, Sep 17, 2003 - 5:40 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

The idea is that certain types of fatty acids in the oil will reduce the number of "bad reactive molecules" in the horse's system. The free radical stuff is theoretical, probably insignificant, and certainly not cost effective.

As long as good general nutrition rules are followed, I don't see why olive oil cannot be fed. As to whether it will make her horse healthier depends mainly on how well this meshes with the rest of the diet.
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