Equine FAQ's

How does camelina oil compare to canola/corn oil?

There really is no comparison between Camelina and Canola/Corn oil. Corn/ Canola oil contains almost all Omega 6's which are pro-inflammatory with minimal Omega 3's. The ratio of Omega 6:3's in Corn oil is 87:1 !!!! Smart Earth Seeds Camelina oil has a Omega 6:3 ratio of 1:1.2-1.6 making it a far superior option for your horse and giving our oil it's fantastic anti-inflammatory properties. While corn/canola oil may seem like a cheaper option it can actually do more harm then good and many vets advise other oils over corn/canola.

What is the recommended daily dose?

We recommend starting your horse on 30ml of camelina oil in their feed per day. As time goes on feel free to increase the dosage until you find the appropriate dosage for your horse.

Why is Camelina Oil better than flax or rice bran oil?

Most horse owners are familiar with the benefits of flax and rice bran in horses diets but these feedstuffs can come with risks such as rancidity and short shelf lives. Flax Oil comes with an Omega 6:3 ratio of 1:4 and Rice Bran oil comes with a ratio of 20.88:1. Smart Earth Seeds Camelina oil has a Omega 6:3 ratio of 1:1.2-1.6 making it the more balanced choice. Omega 6's are pro-inflammatory- if picking between Rice Bran & Flax the obvious choice would be Flax oil. But Flax oil does not offer the balanced ratios that Smart Earth Seeds Camelina oil does. Many end users chose to feed flax seed rather then the pricier flax oil- great caution should be used as horses cannot digest the hard outer shell of flaxseed and flaxseed needs to be ground- once ground however, fatty acids in flax go through rapid degradation causing rancidity. Smart Earth Seeds Camelina oil offers not only a more balanced ratio of Omega 6:3 but also offers stability, a much longer shelf life, and an ease of use that flax simply cannot give you.

Will my horse eat it?

Yes! Smart Earth Seeds Equine Camelina oil is highly palatable to even the fussiest of eaters and most horses will readily accept and consume it within the first two feedings. As horse owners ourselves we know that sometimes there are horses that will turn their nose up at just about anything new in their feed. In these cases we suggest starting off with smaller amounts of oil spread out across the grain so the new 'taste' is not concentrated in one spot.

Is it safe for horses with metabolic issues like cushings?


Can it be used for miniature horses?


Can it be given to EPM positive horses?


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