Efficient Nutrition

Oil

FATS & OILS

Structure

Made up ‘chains’ of fatty acids. Linoleic, linolenic and arachidonic acids are just three fatty acids that are thought to be important for the horse.

Functions

1.As an energy source, releasing two-and-a- quarter times the energy of carbohydrates per unit weight.

2. To provide a layer of subcutaneous fat acting as an insulator.

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