Gamma Linolenic Acid

GAMMA LINOLENIC ACID

Gamma Linolenic Acid (or GLA) is an Omega-6 Fatty Acid that is converted within the body into substances that battle inflammation.

Where can we source GLA?

GLA primarily found in plant seed oils (evening primrose, blackcurrant, borage and of course hemp). It is also found in a few other dietary sources such as organ meats, and is even found within human breastmilk.

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What are some of the benefits of GLA?


Gamma Linolenic Acid has been found to have numerous health benefits thanks to its anti-inflammatory “superpowers.”
There have been studies done on eczema, arthritis, allergies, skin irritations and more - there have even been studies conducted that show GLA can reduce the size of tumours, and fights cancer cells to inhibit their development.

Gamma Linolenic Acid has been shown to have incredible benefits on many skin-related inflammations, and eases, soothes and helps to heal skin that has been raw and irritated in response to conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, allergies, sclerosis and more.

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CANINE HEMP ELIXIR

Our Canine Hemp Oil Elixir is a rich source of GLA, and we recommend it above our other products for pet owners looking for a solution to their pet’s itchy, inflamed, sore and damaged skin.
GLA is a wonderful natural source of anti-inflammatory properties, and is easy to feed to your dog. Simply add into your dog’s usual feed.

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Hemp Seed Oil VS CBD Oil

What is CBD?

The hemp plant Cannabis sativa has two “main” naturally occurring compounds - CBD and THC.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, and is the compound known for its healing properties and relaxation effect.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the compound more well know for being responsible for the “high” given by marijuana. CBD is not a psychoactive compound, therefore produces no “high” effect.

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What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

The difference between hemp oil and CBD oil, is the part of the plant that each oil comes from. CBD oil is extracted from the plant itself - the stalk, leaves and flowers.
Hemp oil (more correctly termed “hemp seed oil” is pressed from the seeds of the plant, and contains extremely low levels of CBD.

To be classed as “hemp,” the plant has to contain less than 0.3% THC. Hemp that is low THC is generally a high producer of CBD (except for the seeds, which contain 0% THC and very very minimal levels of CBD).


What are the benefits?

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Both CBD and Hemp oil are packed with Essential Fatty Acids - more often referred to as “Omegas.”
Omega-3’s in paritcular are well known for their anti-inflammatory properties, and as such are a wonderful addition to the diet to ease symptoms of arthritis and other joint conditions, as well as soothing itchy and inflamed skin and clearing up and rashes or inflammations.
Hemp oil is exceptionally high in protein which offers many benefits such as energy, muscle repair and development, and is essential for growth, brain function and formation of cells.

CBD oil is the product making its way in the world as a pain relief. There are many reports of the effects CBD oil has on animals suffering cancer, seizures and other serious conditions.



Legality in Australia

The laws in Australia surrounding hemp and its products are still being developed. Currently, hemp seeds and their products are all legal and able to be used as food products for both animals and humans.

CBD products aren’t quite illegal, but are still considered a prescription only product and therefore are not able to be purchased legally without a prescription from either a doctor or veterinarian.

FIBRE FOR HORSES

Why is fibre such a crucial component of a horse’s diet?

Fibre is the main source of energy for horses. Horses are “hindgut fermenters” - that is, the bacteria in their hindgut is what digests most of their food. Fibre that is broken down and digested in the hindgut creates energy for the horse!

Fibre also keeps a horse’s gut nice and full. Roughage (grass, hay, chaff and other high fibre feeds) has the important task of bulking out a horse’s feed and ensuring the gut stays full. If the gut remains empty, it is more prone to twisting and causing colic.

A horse’s gut is also always producing gastric acid. Without the bulk of fibre filling the gut, there is no buffer for the acid which can lead to ulcers forming in the horse’s gastrointestinal lining. Chewing materials such as hay and other roughage causes the horse to produce a lot of saliva, which is a great buffer for the acid in the gut.

Hemp seed hulls are a great addition to a horse’s daily feed to ensure that they have their dose of fibre to keep their gut healthy and functioning as it should!

REJUVENATE YOUR DOG - Canine Hemp Oil Elixir

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What is Hemp Oil Elixir?

Canine Hemp Oil Elixir is a rejuvenation formula made of pure and unrefined hemp seed oil. This elixir is a thicker, more concentrated oil that contains a higher Omega-3 content, more fatty acids and a higher protein concentration than Canine Hemp Oil. Providing a natural nutrient boost, this product is perfect for giving your dog the extra edge they need to get through their day.

What is Hemp Oil Elixir used for?

What is this Elixir used for? Just about everything! This formula is designed for dogs that need a little extra loving in their daily life.

  • JOINT PAINS
    Does your elderly dog suffer from arthritis or joint pains? Perhaps you have a rowdy pup that’s a little too playful and has inflamed their joints. Or you need something to give your working dog some more support in limbs that work endlessly - this Rejuvenation Formula is for you! With a higher concentration of Omega-3’s, and more Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) than regular Canine Hemp Oil, this elixir is targeted specifically to fight inflammation. Adding Hemp Oil Elixir to your dog’s feed will help to soothe sore joints and help reduce the effects of arthritis.

  • SKIN IRRITATIONS
    Do you have a dog that seems itchy no matter what you try? Rubbing his or herself raw, constantly licking and chewing at their skin, coming up with an itchy red rash? The same anti-inflammatory properties will assist in healing and soothing skin conditions and irritations, giving your dog relief from their endless scratching.

  • COAT PROBLEMS
    Does your dog have a dull or rough coat? Constantly shedding hair everywhere? Losing fur in places?
    The concentration of protein in this Hemp Oil Elixir works to repair and grow hair cells, and strengthen and revitalise the coat. Adding this to your dog’s feed will have them sleek, shiny and looking as great as they feel!

  • DIGESTIVE HEALTH
    If your dog suffers from gastrointestinal issues, has an upset tummy or is prone to conditions that affect the digestive system, adding Hemp Oil Elixir to their feed can help to soothe and repair damaged cells in their gut. Essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids and anti-inflammatory properties help to support the entire digestive system and keep your dog feeling great on the inside and the out!

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How do I use Hemp Oil Elixir?

Using Hemp Oil Elixir is simple - which we all love! Just add to your dog’s regular food to give them a daily boost of everything they need to thrive.
Dogs that are 0-10kg: add 3mL to feed.
Dogs that are over 10kg: add 5mL to feed.
Dogs that are over 20kg: add 8mL to feed.

How is the Elixir different from regular Hemp Oil?

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You will notice that the Hemp Oil Elixir is thicker than Hemp Oil - this is because it is a concentrated version of the oil that hasn’t gone through the entire refining process. The extra protein has not yet been extracted - making the Elixir a little cloudier and thicker than oil, but also a little more concentrated and able to deliver a nutrient dense boost of vitality to your dog!

How Hemp Can Cure A Smelly Dog

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Natural Hemp Remedy for Stinky dogs

We all know dogs have a different idea of perfume than humans and they certainly do love to roll about in stinky things.

However, there are other causes of a smelly dog that can be a little more serious…and we investigate them here.

Have you noticed your dog has a foul odour that is around all the time? Do your hands smell after touching your dog? Or is there a doggy stench left over in the car after you have taken your canine companion for a ride?

Maybe your pooch has stinky breath, or is letting off lots of gas…

Dogs do have their own natural scent, but there is a line between natural dog scent and a smelly dog. Once you have noticed your dog is stinking up the place, it’s time to understand the cause and find the remedy.

  1. Yeast Overgrowth

    Yeast Is a common issue for dogs and can result in more than a smell. Stinky paws or musty-smelling ears are usually a sign of yeast overgrowth. The root cause of yeast overgrowth is diet. Scratching, itchy ears, itchy paws and an itchy bottom are all signs of a potential problem with yeast.

    For immediate relief, yeast in the ear needs daily attention by cleaning the inside of the ear until the issue is resolved. Washing other infected areas with an appropriate cleanser is also a recommended course of action. Switching to a food that is low in carbohydrates (that feed yeast!) is the best plan.

    A better diet will also help with itchy paws and skin. To see even faster results try adding hemp oil to your dog’s diet to boost nutrient levels.

  2. Skin Infections

    Bad odour can be one of the early signs of a skin infection, as the oils in the skin become rancid from bacterial activity. Other signs may include flaky skin, redness, itching and hair loss.

    Diet has a major impact on skin health much like humans (think pimples) and a lack of nutrients will have an effect on the health of your dog’s skin and coat. Dogs require essential fatty acids just like humans and they cannot produce these on their own. These must be compensated for in a diet. A powerful source of nutrients and Omega-3 with the correct ratio of 6:3 (such as hemp oil) can assist in reducing bacterial inflammations and has shown incredible results in suffering dogs.

    Skin infections may require a veterinarian to prescribe medications.

  3. Bad breath

    Stinky dog breath can be the result of a build-up of odour producing bacteria in your dog’s mouth, lungs, or gut. Bad breath may be more than poor dental hygiene and could potentially be a sign there is something wrong internally such as the gastrointestinal tract, liver, or kidneys.

    If dental issues are ruled out, then it’s time for a diet change which can rapidly assist the internal health of your dog. Try an anti-inflammatory such as hemp oil capsules. These work effectively by releasing the oil within the stomach and promoting a healthy gut.

    Dental disease can cause a lot of pain, so a visit to your vet to rule out anything serious could also be in order. 

  4. Flatulence

    Gas may indicate a dietary or intestinal problem. Some passing of gas may be normal, but if this is regularly occurring or seems excessive then it needs further attention and may be a dietary problem.

    Cure: Once again, feeding your dog an appropriate diet that is low in carbohydrates will make a huge difference. Be wary of kibble and commercial dog foods. We are here to help! If the problem persists, a visit to the vet may be necessary.

  5. Impacted anal glands/sacs

    This is perhaps the most common cause of odour that won’t go away. Anal sacs are two small scent-sacs in the area of the anus. When a dog has a bowel movement, these sacs are normally squeezed and a very smelly, oily secretion is released with the fecal matter.

    If these sacs become infected or impacted or if they can’t empty properly, problems can result. It can be very painful for your poor canine friend. If a dog is scared or overly excited, the smell can get on the surrounding fur, causing bad odour. This odour can then be passed onto places where your dog sleeps sits or rubs against.

    This is one for the vet to deal with. With that said diet does play a large role. If your dog is sensitive to the food he eats and is passing loose stools, his anal sacs may not be emptying which is less than ideal and quite smelly. A raw diet including hemp oil works wonders to not only reduce food sensitivities (and therefore diarrhoea), it also greatly reduces the smell and volume of output.

OMEGAS AND THEIR ROLE IN THE BODY

What are Omegas?

“Omegas” are a kind of polyunsaturated fatty acid that the body requires for normal and healthy function.

The most common Omega Fatty Acids you hear people talk about are Omega-3, and Omega-6.
The numbers simply refer to the position of the final double bond in the chemical structure of these fatty acids.

Because the body is unable to create these Omegas on its own, they are required in the diet and so are referred to as “Essential Fatty Acids.”

What do they do in the body?

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are Essential Fatty Acids that are beneficial for things such as heart and gut health, promoting anti-inflammatory responses, brain development and bone health.

The most common Omega-3’s are:

  • EPA (responsible for the reduction of inflammation in the body)

  • DHA (responsible for healthy brain function and development - it makes up to 8% of brain weight!)

  • ALA (used by the body for energy)


Omega-6’s are mainly used by the body as an energy source.

The most common Omega-6 is LA, which can be converted into other Omega-6’s like ARA.
ARA is used in the body to create chemicals called eicosanoids which are responsible for pro-inflammatory responses in the body.

Another Omega-6 Fatty Acid that can be found in some foods is GLA - this Omega is highly anti-inflammatory and has been shown to have significant effects in reducing arthritis and inflammation.

What happens if there is an imbalance of Omega-3 and Omega-6?

The ideal ratio of Omega-6:3 in the body is around 3:1. Studies have shown that more commonly, diets are providing ratios of between 10:1 and 50:1!
It is far easier to find foods that contain too high a level of Omega-6’s. While these Fatty Acids are still highly essential in the body, an imbalance of Omega 6:3 can result in inflammation, increased blood pressure, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and can cause the body to retain water.

It is important to ensure that the body is receiving adequate Omega-3’s in the diet to create a balance that will be optimal for healthy function! A defacing in Omega-3 can cause red, itchy rashes and inflammations in the body.

How do you find them?

Because Omegas are considered “Essential Fatty Acids,” this means that they must be sourced in the diet, as the body cannot produce them on its own.


Foods that are rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids include:

  • Oily fish (such as salmon, mackerel and sardines)

  • Nuts and seeds (including hemp seeds, flax and chia seeds, walnuts)

  • Plant oils (such as hemp, flax and canola oil)

  • Fortified eggs

Foods rich in Omega-6 Fatty Acids include:

  • Certain seeds (such as pumpkin and sunflower seeds)

  • Nuts (such as pine nuts and pistachios)

  • Soybean oil

  • Poultry

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Benefits of feeding hemp in relation to Omega Fatty Acids

Hemp Seeds and Hemp Seed Oil are a rich source of both Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s. Hemp seeds contain an optimal ratio of 3:1, which is beneficial for the body.

Hemp seeds are also a source of GLA which is the Omega-6 responsible for anti-inflammatory responses and highly beneficial for reducing the symptoms of arthritis.

As an all-natural, unprocessed and chemical free food source, hemp seeds are one of the greatest choices to include in the diet to ensure optimal health.

Studies have shown that providing hemp seed as a feed for laying hens can help to boost the Omega-3 content in eggs - which is another rich source of Omegas for your animal.

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Nutritional Benefits of Hemp Seeds!

DID YOU KNOW?

Hemp Seeds are one of nature's purest and most beneficial ingredients.  Here are some fun facts about the nutritional value of hemp seeds!

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1. Hemp Seeds will NOT make you high!
It's something we hear over and over. "Will feeding this meal/oil to my animal make him high?" While it's entertaining to imagine, the answer is no. Hemp Seeds contain no THC - the chemical compound responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. So by feeding your animal hemp seeds, you get all the good stuff, without the "good stuff!"


2. Hemp Seeds pack a protein punch!
Hemp Seeds contain a huge amount of digestible protein - a highly beneficial source of nutrition for your animals. Hemp Seeds are approximately 30% protein, which is significantly higher than a lot of other "high protein" seeds or meals on the market. This protein dose is great for things like muscle repair, building healthy hair follicles, and promoting laying in hens.


3. Hemp Seeds reduce inflammation!
Thanks to the Omega-3 rich nature of hemp seeds, these little guys are brilliant at reducing inflammation in the body. The seeds have a natural optimal ratio of Omega-6:3, and these Omegas work together to tackle inflammations. One of the greatest secret weapons of the Hemp Seed is an Omega 6 fatty acid called Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a powerful anti-inflammatory in animals. This is a great source of health and wellness for elderly animals with joint issues such as arthritis, as well as animals in high intensity work to support their joints. It is also great for animals with skin conditions or irritations!


4. Hemp Seeds are full of fibre!
Fibre is an essential part of the diet to promote a healthy system. Hemp seeds contain an impressive amount of fibre, which helps with digestion, supports healthy heart function, lowers cholesterol levels and helps to stabilise blood-sugar levels by slowing the absorption of glucose.


5. Hemp Seeds contain ALL the Amino Acids!
There are 20 known Amino Acids, and hemp seeds contain every single one! These include the all important “essential” amino acids - compounds that are not synthesised by the body and are therefore required in the diet. Hemp Seeds provide all the needed amino acids, as well as a multitude of vitamins and minerals that are important for maintaining health and wellbeing.

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There’s certainly good reason for Hemp Seeds being referred to as “Nature’s Superfood!”
With all these nutritional benefits, they are a brilliant addition to your pet’s diet. Why not even try some for yourself?

5 Facts about Hemp Oil and your Dog

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Super food

Hemp oil is rich in nutrients that are beneficial for canine health; including vitamins & minerals along with the all important essential fatty acids in the perfect ratio of Omegas 6:3. Hemp oil contains many beneficial vitamins such as phosphorous, sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and more. Many of these vitamins are essential for healthy function of your dog's bodily systems!

Joint Health

The Essential Fatty Acids - commonly known as "Omegas"- in hemp oil may support joint health, help reduce and prevent inflammation, and provide relief for your furry friends at all stages of life. 

One of these Omega 6 fatty acids: Gamma Linolenic Acid (or GLA), works hard to create specific prostaglandins in your dog's body that are anti-inflammatory and help to reduce the effects of degenerative joint diseases - including arthritis. 

If that's all too sciencey for you, here's all you need to know: Hemp Oil contains wonderful properties that will support your dog's joints and may ease his creaky joints!

Antioxidants

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that benefits the immune system greatly - and is abundantly found in hemp oil! Vitamin E benefits your dog in many ways. Some of these benefits include helping to maintain skin condition, supporting healthy brain function, and keeping your dog's vision working perfectly! Antioxidants such as Vitamin E help your dog's immune system by fighting damage to cells caused by free radicals which harm the body when your dog is ill, or absorbs toxins from sources such as chemicals or pesticides.

Shiny Fur  and Coat

Healthy hair, reduced odour and a glossy, shiny coat are all signs that your pooch is receiving optimal nutrition - and Hemp Oil in the diet can greatly assist in that! Rather than giving your dog a bath every few days which can strip the hair of all its natural oils, adding hemp oil to your dog's food can ease issues such as dry and flaky skin, irritations and rashes, hair loss and more. Thanks to the Omega 6 content of Hemp Oil, your dog's skin and coat condition will blossom! Along with the Essential Fatty Acids that help keep that hair shiny and smooth, the protein content in hemp oil also promotes the growth of new and healthy hair, keeping your dog looking his or her best - and you can rest assured she's feeling the same on the inside, too!

Amino Acids

Amino Acids are commonly referred to as "the building blocks of protein." We already know that protein is a crucial component of your dog's diet - Amino Acids are the molecules that help to build different proteins. Amino Acids assist with muscle repair, building new tissue, producing new red blood cells that transport oxygen around the body, and many more hugely vital roles. Hemp oil contains all 20 known Amino Acids, including the essential Amino Acids which are those not synthesised by the dog's system. This means that they must be provided in the diet. Adding Hemp Oil to your dog's food is a perfect way of providing them with these all-important molecules!

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FEEDING HEMP SEED MEAL TO HORSES

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It's no secret to horse owners that there are hundreds of options when it comes to choosing feed and supplements for our equine friends. You could ask ten people to recommend a product for a specific cause and receive ten different answers in return.

"What can I feed to my horse to help him gain condition, but not make him hot or alter his behaviour?"

"What can I feed to my horse for an added source of fibre?"

"What supplements will help my horse develop strong and healthy hooves?"

"Is there something that I can add to my horse's feed to make her shiny for show season?"


With such a vast market in the horse industry, it's little wonder that there are so many products, feeds and supplements that all contribute to the health of our horses.


Have you ever considered Hemp Seed meal as one of those options?


Hemp seeds are one of nature's true wonders. The entire hemp plant is full of incredible healing properties, and Australia is recently rediscovering the benefits of hemp seed as a food source - for both the animal world and humans.


Hemp Seed Meal is a great source of protein, energy, fibre, essential amino acids, and Omegas, as well as an added boost of vitamins and minerals.

For the performance horse, the anti-inflammatory properties of hemp seeds provide a great advantage, helping to support joints under load. The energy boost is also essential for horses in heavy work.

Omegas
Thanks to the properties of one of the Omega-6 fatty acids - Gamma Linolenic Acid, that produces anti-inflammatory prostaglandins in the body - hemp seeds are highly anti-inflammatory. These are highly beneficial for horses with conditions such as arthritis, laminitis, digestive issues or skin conditions. 

Protein
The protein content of hemp seed meal is helpful in assisting horses in need of condition, for pregnant or lactating mares, horses with poorly coat health, and horses in need of added strength in their hooves. Protein promotes the growth of healthy hair and hooves, and assists greatly in the development of new muscle cells which adds to a horse’s condition in conjunction with an effective workout scheme.

Fibre & Energy
Hemp Seed Meal has a fairly high fibre content - around 27%. This is comparable with other products on the market such as copra meal (the result of the oil extraction process of coconuts). Fibre is an essential part of the horse's diet for many reasons - the process of fermentation that occurs in the horse's hindgut to digest fibre is what creates their energy. A large portion of the horse's digestive system is designed for fibre breakdown.

Oils
The oils available in hemp seed meal help to maintain coat health and condition. Hemp Seed Oil itself is a fantastic addition to a horse’s diet, and hemp seed meal naturally contains around 15% oil.

Feeding rates
Another great benefit of feeding hemp seed meal to your horse is the lowered feeding rates in comparison to other products available. As little as 100g a day (roughly 1 cup) can help to maintain a horse’s condition, keep its fibre levels up and provide a cool source of energy. For a horse with a higher energy demand or who’s body is in need of some extra TLC, up to 1kg of hemp seed meal can be added to their feed - in comparison with some other energy sources available that recommend adding up to 4kg of feed.

So the next time someone asks you one of the age old questions: “What can I feed to my horse to do XYZ?” - consider hemp seed meal as a natural, healthy alternative.

Treating Big Head In Horses

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Big Head Disease or Nutritional Secondary Hyperparathyroidism is a bone condition in horses caused by a calcium deficiency – most usually diagnosed in horses grazing high oxalate pastures.

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Understand your pasture

Oxalates are compounds found in many types of plant material – including our common horse pastures! Grasses such as Setaria, Buffel, Kikuyu and Signal grass are classed as C4 grasses and are high oxalate pastures.

Oxalates do have an important role in the plant world, and are responsible for protecting plants against hungry “predators.” In our horses, oxalates bind to important minerals such as calcium, and prevent our horses from utilizing these minerals efficiently.

When a horse is grazing high oxalate pasture, the oxalate compounds it digests bind to important minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Ideally, whilst your horse is consuming these all-important minerals, his body is using them for every purpose they are required for. However, when oxalates bind to these minerals, they prevent the body from using them and they pass through un-utilised. Over time, this can lead to mineral deficiencies which can result in an array of health problems.

Big Head disease is so named because it affects the facial bones of horses, causing them to swell and present with a “big head.” Irregular or shifting lameness, loss of condition in coat, hooves and overall body health, shortened stride and stiffness are all other symptoms of Big Head, and horses may present differently with different cases.


Big Head is caused by a calcium deficiency in the body – as previously discussed, this is what occurs when horses are grazing high oxalate pastures, as the oxalates bind to the calcium and prevent the horse from utilising it. Over time, the horse’s bones are affected as demineralisation occurs.
Because the body needs sufficient calcium in the blood to keep everything functioning normally, it begins to leech calcium from the bones in order to maintain blood calcium levels.
In order to treat Big Head, horses must be supplemented daily with calcium to restore what has been lost.
Usually, the recommended “treatment” dose of calcium supplement is well above the usual daily requirements of the horse.
Removing your horse from high oxalate pastures whenever possible and feeding a high-calcium feed or forage such as Lucerne hay is an excellent idea.

Bone and Joint Nutrient Formula


Equine Bone-Joint Nutrient Formula is a high calcium compound enriched with trace elements, minerals, hemp protein Omega 3 and copper to ensure positive nutrient uptake.

Formulated for horses on nutrient and calcium deficient pasture, this compound is ideal for horses at risk of Big Head or lack of minerals and trace elements in pasture or diet.

Bone and Joint Nutrient Formula is highly palatable and an essential additive to daily feeds. or fed as a loose lick for pastured horses.
Including minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, cobalt, copper, iron, selenium, zinc and fortified with Hemp Protein to provide an Omega 3 boost, our formula is scientifically created to provide all the essential ingredients of a well-balanced equine diet.

Hemp Seed Meal Feeding Guide for Poultry

A guide to feeding poultry Hemp Seed Meal.

Hemp Seed Meal is a protein rich vital nutrient provider and a valuable feed source in many animal species.

Poultry in particular can benefit from being fed hemp seed meal thanks to its rich sources of readily available protein and calcium which encourage healthy feather, nail and egg development and production.

A recent study found that Chickens fed with hemp seed meal laid eggs higher in Omega 3 fatty acids

Observations:

 Rodney               [Chicken Guru]

“It definitely makes the chooks smarter"

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How to feed

There are no hard and fast rules with feeding poultry because they are hardy birds and can pretty much figure it out on their own: given the pasture.

The more nutrients and protein the more likely increased egg production is to occur. Protein levels in commercial mixes may offer only a fraction above minimum laying requirements of a hen.

Hemp seed can be fed in a variety of ways depending on your style and scale of economy: also type of poultry.

Hemp seed Meal is highly palatable and the crunchy shells are great for the digestive tract.

This being said sometimes Hens can be on the fussy side so introducing them to a new feed might take some strategy.

1. Mix it up

A great way to feed is buy a few extra bags of different seeds while you’re at the local produce and make up your own mix.

This is fun and economical, giving you rich feed sources for longer lasting rations, and feeding less in total quantity. Feel good while helping out Australian growers and encouraging small town trade.

Roughly 100g of Hemp Seed can nutritionally sustain a laying hen.

2. Add it to your pellets or scratch mix

Along with your favourite layer pellet or free range mix or whichever you choose; add a couple of handfuls of hemp seed meal at feed time to add quality protein and those essential Omega 3s.

Can it sustain pullets?

With around 28 % protein levels hemp seed meal has enough punch to support the health and development of chicks all the way through to being a happy laying hen. Again it depends on your way of feeding make the right adjustments and add protein where you can to help development.

Is there Chemicals?

Nope we don’t like them very much. Certainly not in feed sources for production animals.

Hemp Oil for Horses

Hemp Oil -
Good For Horses?

Hemp oil a nutritionally rich source of Omega 3, protein, energy, vitamins and minerals in an equine diet.

Hemp Oil is nature’s perfectly balance plant-based, non GMO omega oil that provides a healthy balance of vital nutrients to ensure health and wellbeing

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What really sets Hemp oil apart?


Hemp Oil is a rich source of Gamma Linoleic Acid
 

Gamma Linoleic Acid or (GLA) is an omega 6 fatty acid unlike other omega 6s that actually increase inflammation,

GLA reduces inflammation, benefiting a wide array of chronic inflammatory-related illnesses including skin conditions, allergies, degenerative joint disease and heart disease .

Benefits:

-Efficient source of Energy
-High source of cool pure easily digestible protein  
-Enhances Stamina  
-Low risk source of energy ideal for horses at risk from Gastric Ulcers
-Hemp Oil may Promote less excitable, calmer behavior in horses, when fed as an alternative to other high energy sources such as grain.
-Enhances Body Condition
-Helps lower heart rate in exercising horses
-Can assist in reducing inflammation in arthritic horses
-Valuable in the treating respiratory problems by reducing Pulmonary Inflammation
-Maintains gut health and integrity

How Does Hemp Oil Support Horses In Poor Condition?

Horses in poor condition and hard keepers can immensely benefit from the wide array of nutrients available in hemp oil.

Vitamins, Minerals, and Omega fatty acids assist in positive nutrition to greatly enhance the condition of  horses.

Evidence suggests that many horses on high grain diets, joint problems, dull coats or allergic skin conditions, are very likely to benefit from a supplement of optimally balanced Omegas.
Unlike many other so called Omega 3 oils Cold Pressed hemp oil contains the perfect balance of Omega ratio to decrease inflammation.

How Does Hemp Oil Assist in Performance Horses?

Hemp oil iprovides a high level of protein for muscle development anti inflammatory properties and is an exceptional form of energy with out "heating a horse up."

Out of all the oils available hemp oil is ideal for performance and show horses because of its ability to sustain healthy joints and reduce inflammation, even in the respiratory tract.

What do the vets say?

A USA based veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober, USET, conducted a study in Florida in 2009 on hemp oil for the high performance jumpers.
He found that hemp oil helped to maintain muscle glycogen reserves, thus reducing muscle glycogen depletion and fatigue.

Hemp oil has the highest level of polyunsaturated  fats and one of the lowest levels of saturated fats of all plant derived Oils.
Cold pressed hemp oil is one of the most efficient sources of energy because it is cold-pressed from the seeds at low temperatures, thereby retaining all its nutrients and requiring only a small amount per day. 
With no chemical refinement or genetically modified practice, hemp oil naturally contains Vitamin E (a natural preservative and antioxidant).

How Does Hemp Oil Assist in Breeding Horses?

The nutrients and minerals abundantly available in Hemp oil provide a pure source of protein to assist in the development of foals and and support health of lactating mares.

“Dietary fats are required to facilitate absorption of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, and as a source of the essential fatty acids (EFAs) Omega-3 and Omega-6, which are not synthesized by the body,” says Dr. Jo-Anne Murray.

Using Hemp oil in an equine diet reduces the need for high levels of cereal grains, which are detrimental to gut health,  Hemp oil is ideal for pregnant mares in late gestation with reduced appetite but increased energy requirements.

 With its positive nutrient qualities hemp oil may also assist in reducing stress in foals during weaning.