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Your pets’ skin and coat condition are early indicators of their overall health and wellbeing. Is their skin moist, itch free and clear of rashes? Is their fur thick, full, and shiny or dull and flaky with excessive shedding?

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Fats are the second most important component of your dog’s diet, right after protein. Your dog needs both saturated and unsaturated types of fat in their diet. We’ll discuss the polyunsaturated type (omega fatty acids) because this is where your choice can make a difference for your pet.

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"Make Your Dogs Puppies Again" - Mary's Endorsement August 19th, 2021 Mary's testimonial can be read in it's entirety below... "This is Mocha and Charming. They're both almost eight years old. They started taking the camelina oil, bought them maybe a month and a half ago. My husband asked me if I was giving them anything different? And I says, "Oh, I haven't changed their food." And I asked, "Why?" And he says, "Well, when Mocha was getting up in the truck in the bed, she was having a real hard time jumping up and he had to help her."...

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Karen Sheehan Recommended - "So much better than the Corn Oil" August 10th, 2021 Karen's story can be read in it's entirety below... "Hi, my name is Karen Sheehan, and I live in Haymarket, Virginia. This is Tempered Steel. He's a 31 year old Anglo-Arab. I've had him since he was seven years old. He's one of seven horses that we have. He's my first and he's the oldest. The last year and a half he's been having trouble keeping weight on. He's not eating as much hay as all the rest of the horses. So I've tried him out...

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Lindsey Schroeder is the owner and operator of LS Equestrian and she had a great interview with us where she discusses her journey with Smart Earth Camelina. When her mare was 10 years old, she developed some pretty intense allergies. They presented as hives all over her body that would crust over, leak and she started to lose hair. Hear how Smart Earth Camelina Oil helped her mare.

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Rybecca Panchuk - A Smart Earth Featured Rider June 22nd, 2021 Rybecca's & Christine's full interview can be read in it's entirety below... Christine Walsh: Well hello, Rybecca. Thanks for being here with me today. Rybecca Panchuk: Hello, how are you? Christine Walsh: I'm good, good! Everybody, I'm Christine Walsh. I'm the director of Companion Animal Products over at Smart Earth Camelina, and I have a very special guest today. She is our featured rider. Her name is Rybecca Panchuk. And Rybecca, she is kind of a jack of all trades. She does rodeo, team roping, breakaway, barrel racing, and...

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I heard about Smart Earth Camelina Oil and all of the benefits of giving this to your dogs, so I wanted to give it a shot. I did go ahead and switch my dog over cold turkey, just to see if it would keep him from having the issues or if he still needed the medicine or things like that. Shockingly, I did not have to give him any allergy medicine. He did great with the switch.

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Graze on Grass Equine Founder Nancy Findlay's Endorsement June 11th, 2021 The full endorsement can be read below... Nancy: Hi, my name is Nancy Findlay and my husband and I are owners and operators of Graze on Grass Equine near Markdale, Ontario. I discovered Smart Earth camelina oil in the spring and I put two geriatric, underweight, older pertrons on it and they bloomed, they blossomed. I thought, "Well, this is good stuff." Then I read more about it, about the hyper allergic reaction that our horses were having and having great success with the camelina oil, which is what...

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University of Guelph Research Study May 21st, 2021 The full interview can be read below... Kate Shoveller: My name is Kate Shoveller, and I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Bio-sciences. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Animal Biology from the University of Guelph and my PhD from the University of Alberta. I've spent time in government, in the pet food industry, and I'm now an academic at the University of Guelph. What brought me to this research was most companion animal and equine nutritionists, while we would love to focus on only a few things, we tend...

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Fats are the second most important component of your dog’s diet, right after protein. Your dog needs both saturated and unsaturated types of fat in their diet. We’ll discuss the polyunsaturated type (omega fatty acids) because this is where your choice can make a difference for your pet.

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Caroline's Story: How Camelina Oil Helped Put Weight on Her Underweight Horse May 11th 2021 "Hello Smart Earth Camelina Oil Company!! I honestly cannot believe that I am writing to you about how well my horse is doing since I have been giving him Camelina Oil. A year ago, this May, my horse had a very bad ulcer colic. I really thought that this was it and would have to put him down. He finally pulled through, minus 200-250 pounds, putting him at a 2 on the condition scoring chart (he was already thin and had no weight to spare)....

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"Hi. I'm Alan from Fernrigg Farm, here in British Columbia, Canada. And I just added some Smart Earth Camelina Oil to our horses' food. We use Smart Earth camelina oil because it improves the health of our horses' joints, hooves, and coats. So let's go meet one of the horses that has benefited from our use of Smart Earth camelina oil." "Of all the horses here at the farm, none needed the benefits of camelina oil more than Feather. Just eight months ago, Feather was dangerously thin and weak. Veterinary experts advised that she would likely not make it through...

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"Hi there. My name is Adrienne. I'm involved in equine and canine rehab. We've been using the Smart Earth Camelina Oil for our horses for several years and when I got a dog with hip dysplasia in, I knew that that was something I wanted to get him on. And since we've started it, he's had huge improvement with his discomfort levels. He's able to run again, he's playing with the other dogs and he's finally able to act his age and he's a young dog. So, that's really nice to see." "We have another dog here who has horrible...

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Confused about how to choose an omega supplement? Here are some guiding points to help you evaluate a product before you buy.

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Fats are the second most important component of your dog’s diet, right after protein. Your dog needs both saturated and unsaturated types of fat in their diet. We’ll discuss the polyunsaturated type (omega fatty acids) because this is where your choice can make a difference for your pet.

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Fats are the second most important component of your dog’s diet, right after protein. Your dog needs both saturated and unsaturated types of fat in their diet. We’ll discuss the polyunsaturated type (omega fatty acids) because this is where your choice can make a difference for your pet.

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Why Your Horse is Lacking Omega 3 Fats, What That Means For Your Horse, And What You Should Do About it.   5 Gift Ideas for the Horse Lover in your Life   There's Never Been a Better Time to Start Supplementing Your Horse's Diet with Camelina Oil. Christmas is right around the corner, are you looking for gift ideas? You've come to the right place! 1. Hoof Doctor (From $36.99) Hoof Doctor is a unique product based on Birch Bark Extract with Organic Oils, including Omega 3, Vitamins A & D. It is not cosmetics, but a real premium...

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Sherie's Story: How she got her Rock Star back thanks to Camelina Oil 26 Oct - Adam Grushcow Sherie's story has really touched all of us here at Smart Earth and we just had to share it with our Farmily! Sherie's horse Stasia, had been dealing with a significant health crisis. Having been diagnosed with Cushings, she was also dealing with hypersensitive skin reactions, swelling, hives, changes in mood and excessive sweating. She had been feeding her horse Flax Seed Oil for years to no avail.   All Sherie wanted was to have her rock star back...so she turned to...

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We have been receiving a lot of questions from our customers asking if they can give our camelina oil to their dogs, well you sure can! In fact, the majority of dogs are deficient in omega fatty acids and the addition of our oil will help to balance their overall diet. By adding camelina oil to your dog's diet, you can address many of the negative health problems associated with this deficienc

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If you’re a horse person in North America, it’s likely that the COVID-19 Pandemic has impacted your life in a big way. Many horse owners were cut off from their horses completely as horse barns were not considered ‘essential services’ and so access was denied. State & Provincial government measures hit the vast majority of us hard and fast. What was once our worst nightmare - the idea that we wouldn’t be able to see our equine best friend, for many, became a sudden reality. 

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Dennis Keller is one of our dedicated Canadian based Camelina growers. He plays a key role in helping us develop the best 100% Non-GMO Camelina Oil on the market for you and your horse. Learn more about why Dennis believes in Camelina Oil and loves to grow it.

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Smart Earth Camelina Oil, with its unique ratio of Omega3 to Omega6 in an excellent anti-oxidant background had a substantial impact in bringing Casey - an 18.2 hand Percheron horse - back to health. It even helped alleviate Casey's arthritic hocks and inflamed joints. "Your product quite possibly saved his life," Jennifer Semach said.

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Chris Thorson is one of our many dedicated Camelina growers. We interviewed him to hear about his experience growing camelina and what sets it apart from other crops. We feel like this is a great way to understand what goes into our business and help you get to know the people behind our product!

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This week we thought it would be special to feature one of our dedicated riders, Rybecca! Rybecca comes from a family of rodeo riders and has been riding horses since she was just 1 year old! She believes horses are athletes and should be treated as such, that's why she trusts Camelina Oil to get the most out of her horses! Read on to hear about Rybecca's journey with Camelina and the positive benefits she's seen since she's started working it into her horse's diet.

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Smart Earth Camelina Corp. has been conventionally breeding innovative lines of the oilseed Camelina since 2005. We are experts in breeding and growing Camelina. We contract with growers across the Canadian prairies to produce our proprietary varieties of non-GMO Camelina. We have expertly bred a uniquely large seed size of Camelina to make it easier for farmers to grow and to harvest this crop, rich in health-promoting Omega3 fatty acids and high in vitamin E. We continue to focus on improving the overall Omega3/Omega6 oil profile of Camelina as well as the overall crop agronomics.Once the Camelina seed is harvested...

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Smart Earth Camelina Corp executives were present this week at Aquaculture America 2020 - the National Conference & Exposition of the USA National Aquaculture Association and World Aquaculture Society meetings in Hawaii. Smart Earth CEO Jack Grushcow and General manager Mike Cey met with aquaculture experts to demonstrate the viability of Camelina oil as a replacement for fish oil in the aquaculture industry. Camelina holds special appeal for the aquaculture industry due to its unique N3 | N6 fatty acid profile. Experts have said the use of wild-sourced fish to feed farmed fish is not sustainable, either ecologically or economically....

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Tip #1. Good quality hay makes all the difference: Whether indoors or outdoors make sure you have good quality hay for your horse! As winter falls your horse will have less access to pasture and if hay is scarce consider supplementing their hay requirements. In addition to camelina oil we find that beet pulp or hay cubes are excellent sources of additional fiber! Read on to hear the rest!

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Trish reached out to us about the great results she's seen at her facility since beginning to supplement her horses' diets with camelina oil. Sprout Meadows Enterprises Ltd is a full equestrian facility focused on individual feed programs for each of the 25+ horses on the property. They now have all their horses on Smart Earth Camelina Oil for Equine. Read on to hear what Trish has to say about her experience with Smart Earth thus far...

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I was asked early this spring to try a product called camelina oil I agreed to give it a try. I have a geriatric mare that has been a 3 generation show horse, a 4-H horse a therapeutic riding horse and loved by so many people. Her health has been slowly deteriorating due to her age. Her condition in April was sad to say the least. Before being put on the oil I had her wormed, then vet checked, overall her muscle mass was deteriorating, she was stiff on her right front shoulder, her skin flaky and coat in a dull unhealthy condition, due to her age and poor teeth condition (floating no longer a option).

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When Lori McCumber brought Rory to L & M Equestrian near Waterloo, Ont., the 5-year-old thoroughbred was a starvation case.But the positive turnaround she has seen in Rory’s overall health in just 30 short days is simply amazing, partly due to adding Camelina oil to the horse’s diet...

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Wondering if you could add Camelina to your crop roatation? Curious to know where camelina fits? Check out this video by Chris Thorson:     Here are a few additional notes from Chris - for you to consider if you're keen to add Camelina to your rotation:   Camelina needs to be seeded on stubble that does not have a Group 2 residual. It can replace lentil acres, flax acres, or canola acres on marginal land. "Camelina will out-produce anything I have grown on poorer soils - just don't expect 50 bu per acre on alkali! It's a low cost...

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Here's an email that Chris Thorson, who farms 6,400 acres in Central Saskatchewan, sent this week to some of his friends and neighbours:"It's been a bit of a harvest from hell! The combines were sitting a lot during one of many rain or snow delays. And it seemed like as soon as we got going (usually on a Sunday) another major breakdown happened within a couple hours! It's been a long one and I still have 3000 acres on the ground! That said, my Camelina is in the bin! See below for cost of production breakdown on this years Camelina...

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Smart Earth Camelina Corp. has been conventionally breeding innovative lines of the oilseed Camelina since 2005. We are experts in breeding and growing Camelina. We contract with growers across the Canadian prairies to produce our proprietary varieties of non-GMO Camelina. We have expertly bred a uniquely large seed size of Camelina to make it easier for farmers to grow and to harvest this crop, rich in health-promoting Omega3 fatty acids and high in vitamin E. We continue to focus on improving the overall Omega3/Omega6 oil profile of Camelina as well as the overall crop agronomics.Once the Camelina seed is harvested...

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If your horse is always grazing in pasture you can be pretty confident they will be getting enough essential fatty acids to maintain proper health. "Essential" means fatty acids that can't be produced by the body alone and so must be absorbed via food intake. Experts agree your horse needs a balance of these fatty acids: Omega3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), and Omega6 linoleic acid (LA) - though the exact ratio hasn't been scientifically established. According to nutrition expert Dr. Juliet M. Getty if your horse is deficient, or improperly balanced in the Omegas, it can experience immune system and hormone...

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Research interest in Camelina is gathering steam and genotypes developed by Smart Earth Seeds affiliate Linnaeus Plant Sciences are at the forefront of some of the most recent scientific activity in Europe. An Italian study looked at how our Canadian-developed spring varieties of Camelina responded to being planted in autumn in the more moderate Mediterranean climate. Smart Earth Seeds/Linnaeus Plant Sciences Camelina was sown on six different dates at the experimental farm of Bologna University over two consecutive growing seasons (2015-16 and 2016-17). Three experiments were also carried out in a growth chamber testing various temperatures during the seed filling...

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The potential health benefits of adding more Omega-3 fatty acids to your diet has become the focus of a great deal of scientific research. This includes the role of Omega-3s in reducing heart and vascular disease, cancer, respiratory disease and the neuropsychiatric pathologies of depression and anxiety, cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases.We have previously pointed to a recent study by researchers at the University of Eastern Finland that favourably compares camelina with fish oil in reducing blood cholesterol levels in humans. As well as this important ongoing Finnish work on ALA and Camelina, a team of Egyptian researchers summarized several...

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Our human ancestors consumed Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats in a ratio of roughly 1:1. It is suggested this is the reason both ancient and modern hunter-gatherers were free of the modern inflammatory diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes - the primary causes of death and morbidity today.

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Canada’s climate means horses can’t be grazing on outdoor pastures year-round. Adding Omega-3s to their diets helps to supplement their rations when they’re consuming dried hay instead of fresh grass, says a recent article in Farms.com. “It gives horses’ coats a nice glossy sheen, allows for healthy hair growth, and is good for their skin when they get itchy and dry in the winter from wearing blankets,” says Jenna Tranter of Four Corners Equestrian, who has been working with Linnaeus Plant Sciences Inc. and subsidiary Smart Earth Seeds marketing Camelina oil for the equine marketplace. “This is especially important for...

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Omega3 supplements such as camelina can be helpful in reducing allergy-induced skin problems in horses, according to a recent article in The Horse magazine.The story, by equine nutrition consultant Clair Thunes, says "supplemental omega3 fat to your horse might very well help with inflammatory response being experienced due to allergies." Typically horses are fed 15 to 25 grams of camelina as a supplement, Thanes says.Thunes goes on to say that "while a horse’s natural diet of fresh grass is not particularly high in fat (2 to 4%), the fat that’s present is relatively high in omega3 fatty acids (as much...

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SASKATOON, SK - The finalists for this year’s ABEX awards have been announced. This is the 35th year for the annual Achievement in Business Excellence Awards. The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the event at TCU Place in Saskatoon. It will be held on October 20th.In the Community Involvement Award category, sponsored by Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants LLP, the finalists are: Lloydminster and District Co-operative Ltd., Crescent Point Energy, Wiegers Financial & Benefits, Affinity Credit Union, Fitness 2J2, and Avana Homes.In the Export Award category, sponsored by Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership, the finalists are: Dutch Industries Ltd.,...

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A new study from the University of Eastern Finland suggests overall cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels in people with impaired glucose metabolism may be reduced by introducing Camelina oil into their diet. The study, published in the Journal of Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, looked at the association between eating fatty fish, lean fish, camelina oil and low grade inflammation ...

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Denis Keller first planted Midas brand Camelina on 170 acres of very marginal land a few miles north of Landis, Sask., in April 2014. It’s very sandy soil, near Goodspring Lake. “Kind of like beach sand,” he said, adding he seeded Camelina again in 2015 and 2016 and plans to grow it again this year. “That is probably the best ...

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Smart Earth Seeds has been listening to producers in various soil zones across Saskatchewan, asking them about their experience growing MIDAS brand Camelina. Last year Kyle Laturnus saw yields of about 30-35 bu/acre growing Camelina on his farm in the Tramping Lake area. His family farms northeast of the lake where the soil is on the sandier side of things. ...

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A new Canadian study confirms earlier research suggesting that camelina is more drought resistant than canola – paving the way for more prairie farmers to introduce the low-input oilseed into their regular rotations. “These results suggest that camelina is more tolerant to drought stress and potentially has greater adaptability to dryland production than canola,” said researchers Libiao Gao, Claude D. ...

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When Lori McCumber brought Rory to L & M Equestrian near Waterloo, Ont., the 5-year-old thoroughbred was a starvation case. But the positive turnaround she has seen in Rory’s overall health in just 30 short days is simply amazing, partly due to adding Camelina oil to the horse’s diet. Lori has been bringing rescue animals to her boarding and training ...

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Smart Earth Seeds was a proud silent auction sponsor at the recent London Horsemanship Club Awards. The LHC Annual awards brunch/banquet hosted 250 riders at Caradoc Sands in Strathroy, Ontario. One lucky member rode away with some Smart Earth Seeds Camelina Oil equine supplement! The London Horsemanship Club is a competition series held in North London at Woodacres Farm, hosting ...

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Smart Earth Seeds offers the finest quality cold-pressed filtered 100% non-GMO Camelina sativa oil. Our Camelina is grown from our own carefully-developed germplasm by great producers on the Canadian Prairies. Camelina is rich in Omega3 fatty acids and tocopherols in a ratio that is unique among vegetable oils. In recent years the potential health benefits of Camelina supplements for animals ...

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