Flax Seed Fibre for Animals provides your animals with the Essential Fatty Acid - Omega-3, protein and fibre as part of a quality addition to their daily feed, providing nutrients which will ensure optimum health and well being. Your animals will love the nutty taste when added to their regular dry or wet food. It has the same value as a full flax seed blended with less oil in the pellet. The pouches is easily resealable for ease of use.
Studies on Animals:
The addition of flax Seed fibre to livestock rations has focused on two main objectives - the production of nutritionally enhanced human food products and enhanced health, productivity and performance of the animals. Flaxseed has been successfully incorporated into the rations of laying hens, resulting in the production of Omega-3 enriched eggs. Researchers have also included flax seed in dairy cattle rations in an attempt to influence milk-fat composition. Research is ongoing to make Omega-3 milk a commercial reality. Flaxseed is also attracting attention in the pet food industry as researchers suggest that feeding flaxseed may improve pet health in a manner similar to their human companions.
- Immune-enhancing, reduced allergic reactions and improved inflammatory conditions
- Anecdotally, improved coat, hooves, muscle tone, temperament and energy
- Do not wet pellets, feed in dry form.
Special note on the safety of linseed with horses: Whole linseed has traditionally been boiled before being given to horses to destroy natural cyanide-containing substances in the linseed. Crushing the seed also destroys these substances. This is what happens when the seed is pressed and consultation with an independent animal health expert has confirmed that flax seed pellets are safe.
Growth and carcass composition
- Significant increases in weight gain and no difference in dry matter intake
- Consistently improved marbling and increased muscle levels of alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3)
- Meat yield may be increased
- Even short-term use of flaxseed in the diet of cattle can have major long-term effects on marbling and carcass quality
- Increase in milk levels of alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3)
- Conflicting findings on the effect on milk protein
- A positive effect on animal health
- A better response to antibiotics and reduced re-treating rates
- Immune response enhanced
- First service conception rates higher
The Flax Council of Canada has more reading on the subject relating to a range of animals especially hens. Two articles A). Click here B) here