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Corn oil for horses with ulcers


Corn Oil Uses In Horses

Generally when a horse owner realises that their horse has ulcers they are advised to minimise the amount of starch that is available in their diets. For horses that require high levels of energy to fuel their body and their level of work, the energy they get from the food can be adjusted by minimising their starch levels in the diet. This is why feeding oils are given to provide an alternative source of energy since they are very dense in energy which will provide the extra energy needed by the horse instead of relying on starchy components in their diet. To successfully supply the horse with the alternative energy form the vegetable oil the horse owner needs to know the right portion to administer. The corn oil is one of the most commonly used vegetable oil to substitute starch in the diet of horses suffering from ulcers. Corn oil for horses with ulcers should be given in portions not exceeding a hundred millilitres daily for every a hundred kilograms of the horse’s bodyweight.

Treating Of Ulcers In Horses
Just like in the case of prostaglandins with gastric ulcers the horse needs to be fed with a diet that prevents secretion of acids from occurring. This can be done by the use of high fat feeds derived from fatty acids or oil taken from vegetables. Corn oil is the most commonly used vegetable oil to treat ulcers in horses. The corn oil for horses with ulcers is combined with fatty acids that are readily available to make the environment inside the horse’s digestive system less acidic or acidic free. Research has shown that giving the horse a 45ml dose of corn oil will drastically minimise the gastric acid produces and increase the levels of prostaglandin produced.

Research shows that corn oil helps in controlling the horses stomach environment from becoming extremely acidic hence neutralising it. Rather than corn oil another vegetable oil that can be used to treat horses with ulcers is linseed oil. This particular type of vegetable oil is especially effective in gastric ulcers as it creates a protective layer inside the stomach. This type of oil does not reduce the amount of gastric acid produces but rather forms a protective layer in the stomach hence preventing it from the effects of the produced acid. The dose of linseed oil given should be sixty five grams daily for every kilogram in the horse’s bodyweight.