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RE: [RC] How much flax seed to feed? - Stewart, Carrie

First of all, I grind my flax seed in my blender.  It helps the horse to
benefit from all the good Omegas in the flax and it makes the flax last
longer.  A regular blender can handle a cup of flax seed at a time.  I
do a large coffee can at one time and store in the refrigerator.  To
help with itching, I would suggest 1/3 to 1/2 cup per day.  I
maintenance mine all on 1/4 to 1/3 cup and you can adjust yours once the
itching is under control.   
Flax is wonderful stuff and a little goes a long way.

His neigh is like the bidding of a monarch,
and his countenance enforces homage.
He is indeed a horse...
-- William Shakespeare

From: "Heart 4 Horses" <heart@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [RC]   How much flax seed to feed?

How much flax seed should be fed to horses to help with itching?  I got 
a bag hoping to find instructions on it, but there aren't any.  Also, I 
saw that someone asked about Ivermectin- and I had the same question.  
To help with itching horses can be wormed with ivermectin right?  Not 
applied locally?  I know that there is a recipe for scratches that calls

for one of the wormers to be mixed with other ingredients and applied as

an ointment, so hopefully this isn't such a stupid question! 

Katey Gies

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