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Who would have thought the same little chia seeds used to grow “hair” or “fur” in terracotta sculptures held so much beneficial nutrition? From humble roots, this member of the mint family is finally being recognized as the superfood it truly is. A 3:1 omega 3 to omega 6 ratio, loads of fiber, complete protein with 18 aminos, antioxidants, plus a wealth of essential vitamins and minerals - we’d say the praise is well-deserved! Luckily, chia is not only nutritious, it’s tasty too. Your horse will love the flavor, while you’ll love all it does to support their health.
From their bones, to their skin, to their digestive system, brain, muscles, and immunity, Equi-Chia provides potent natural support that’s simple to deliver. Unlike flax and many other grains and seeds, there’s no need for pre-soaking or grinding. Feed Equi-Chia directly from your hand, serve as top dressing, or, if you’re feeling a little more ambitious, make it a real treat and use it in some yummy homemade horse snacks.
Non-GMO chia varieties grown naturally and sustainably without the use of herbicides or pesticides, Equi-Chia blends both black and white chia seeds for a superior range of nutrients without any icky chemical residue.
A superfood for super support - the best for the best, right?
Alongside a healthful diet rich in whole foods and plenty of water, Equi-Chia’s naturally potent blend of white and black chia seeds provides a wealth of omega 3, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. A true nutrient-packed superfood, Equi-Chia helps support nearly every system in your horse’s body - from their bones to their muscles, from their skin to their coat, from their digestion to their immunity, and so, so much more. With Equi-Chia feel confident knowing you’re doing your absolute best for the health of your horse’s:
Brain Function & Calm: Equi-Chia’s high omega 3 content helps support optimal nerve and brain health and functioning, which in turn, helps support skill learning and also mood balance. Naturally high tryptophan content, plus magnesium and B vitamins also support calm.
Bones & Joints: Equi-Chia’s omega 3 fatty acid and quercetin content is naturally anti-oxidant & anti-inflammatory – important for joint comfort – while a combination of calcium, folate/folic acid, and boron help ensure adequate calcium supply and absorption for strong, healthy bones.
Digestion & Sand-Clearing: With 26% higher soluble fiber content than wheat, oats, or flax, Equi-Chia supports healthy intestinal clearing. With omega 3’s natural anti-inflammatory properties, Equi-Chia supports healthy defense against intestinal discomfort.
Sustained Hydration: Holding up to 12x their weight in water, Equi-Chia’s unique ability for binding, absorbing, and holding water makes it ideal for support of sustained, long-lasting hydration and electrolyte balance – important to the health of every system in your horse’s body.
Skin, Coat & Hoof: With omega 3, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, Equi-Chia supports the optimal strength, softness, and shine of your horses’s skin, coat and hooves.
Energy & Weight Balance: Not too thin, not too fat - with a power dose of protein and aminos Equi-Chia support optimal energy levels and balanced metabolism in horses, while its soluble fiber supports sustained satiation (fullness), and its omega 3 delivers healthful fat.
Blood Sugar Balance: The gelling affect of Equi-Chia’s natural water-retaining abilities helps support a healthy, slow breakdown of carbohydrates allowing your horse to process sugars gradually for a healthy blood sugar balance.
Allergy & Immune Defense: Equi-Chia’s naturally high omega 3, plus amino acids threonine and lysine content makes it an ideal supplement for potent support of immune strength and regulation, plus defense against skin allergies.
Muscle Production: With 18 unique amino acids, Equi-Chia is complete protein source boasting a protein content of approximately 18% - essential to healthy muscle production.
Heart & Circulation: Rich in fiber, ALA, and minerals, Equi-Chia supports healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels in horses.
These simple homemade treats are a fun way to give your horse a wide array of nutrients. Simple to make, this recipe will easily adapt to variations. You could trade out the oats for another grain flour like buckwheat or add in your horse’s favorite herbs. Stir in shredded carrot, minced apple or banana for a different take and roll in more Equi-Chia, ground flax, powdered greens, or even crushed peppermint candies for a change in flavor or added nutrition. The sky’s the limit!
Mix dry ingredients including ground oats (grind regular oats in a coffee grinder), Equi-Chia, and dates in a bowl. Once thoroughly stirred, add molasses and blend on high. Line a plate or tray with parchment paper. Form into balls. (If you’d like to roll your treats in something, now would be the time.) Place them on your parchment as you go. Once all mix has been used, refrigerate for at least a half hour to set mixture. Will keep up to a week unrefrigerated in an air-tight container, for up to two weeks in the refrigerator, and indefinitely in the freezer. Makes aprox. 8 ping-pong sized treats.
According to a 2005 study, iron-rich fenugreek (aka methi) is most horses’ favorite flavor! A slightly sweet, nutty herb, described as tasting like a cross between celery and maple, fenugreek is common to Indian cuisine and is increasingly easy to find in well-stocked grocery stores. (You should also be able to find it in local Asian markets, or online.)
This Equi-Chia recipe combines fenugreek with another horse favorite discovered in that 2005 study – carrot. Using apple sauce and stevia as a sweetener, it’s an ideal, nutrient-packed AND delicious treat that’s even safe for diabetic horses.
Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients except for apple sauce in a bowl. Once thoroughly mixed, stir in apple sauce. Line baking trays with parchment paper. Form cookies to your own size preference. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow cookies to cool. Will keep for a week unrefrigerated in an air-tight container, for up to two weeks in the refrigerator, and indefinitely in the freezer.
Hello! I'm Dr. Charline Wilson, DVM, affectionately known here as "Dr. Char." As a vet, I pride myself on a holistic approach to pet care and I opt for natural options whenever possible. It's exciting to see more and more people realizing they don't need to choose between safety or efficiency for their horse. You truly can have it all!
That's why I recommend Equi-Chia for all the foals and horses I see.
Alongside a quality diet, regular exercise, and any treatments your horse may require, Equi-Chia naturally helps support the health of almost every system in your horse’s body. Its naturally high omega 3 content is especially important for their bones, joints, brain, skin, and coat. Its high fiber content and natural water-holding abilities support their digestion, sand - clearing, blood sugar balance, and sustained hydration. As a complete protein source with 18 amino acids, Equi-Chia helps support their energy levels, muscle production, balanced weight and immunity. And on top of all this? Equi-Chia offers antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to supplement those your horse may be missing in their standard diet.
Using non-GMO varieties grown sustainably without the use of pesticides or herbicides, the blend of black and white chia in Equi-Chia are a safe, natural, nutrient powerhouse horses love. No need to disguise the flavor – or to soak or grind as many other seeds and grains require. You can feed your horse their daily Equi-Chia straight from your hand, serve it as top dressing with their normal feed, or even use Equi-Chia to make healthy horse treats. Your horses will think they got a delicious treat, while you can feel better knowing you're doing the very best for their health and wellbeing.
Here at Vetionx, we stand behind our products.
Each and every one is the result of a pain-staking research and development process. "Okay" is just not good enough for us!
With its superior natural formulation and the feedback we receive, we're so confident you'll love Equi-Chia, we guarantee it.*
If you're not 100% satisfied, we'll refund the purchase price! You have 60 full days to decide. Now, there's really no reason not to give it a try, is there?
Directions: No grinding or soaking is necessary. Put the Equi-Chia in your flat, open hand and hold it out for your horse to take. (fig. 1) If you prefer, or horse will not take Equi-Chia straight out of hand, serve Equi-Chia as top-dressing with their normal feed. (fig. 2) Or, if you would like, you may also incorporate Equi-Chia into homemade horse treats. (fig. 3)
Follow directions for use on the label.
After opening: Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid direct sunlight, along with prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
Place the recommended daily serving in feed bag, tray, or open hand. Equi-Chia mixes well with grain or pelleted feeds and may be used in home-made nutritional treats. Always offer plenty of fresh water.
|Pregnant Mare||4 oz.|
|Large Breed||4 oz.|
|Foal or Minature||1 oz.|
Equi-Chia is a blend of non-GMO black and white chia seeds grown using eco-friendly practices without the use of herbicides or pesticides. Equi-Chia is designed to supplement equine diets with omega 3, fiber, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants for support of healthy joints, skin, coat, digestion, blood sugar balance, and overall wellness.
The FDA does not “approve” animal supplements; however, Equi-Chia is made following FDA and Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) guidelines.
It is always best practice to consult with your vet before starting any new diet or exercise regimen, however, the blend of chia seeds in Equi-Chia are generally considered to be safe, and there are no known side-effects or interactions.
Equi-Chia can be offered straight from your hand, served as top-dressing with your horse’s standard diet, or used in homemade treats. Horses enjoy the flavor of Equi-Chia so there is no need to disguise it, and unlike some other seeds and grains, Equi-Chia requires no soaking or grinding prior to serving.
We recommend a dose be given once a day, however, your horse’s Equi-Chia dosage can be safely doubled as you begin the regimen or as desired.
Given the standard 2oz dosage, one container of Equi-Chia should last one horse about 47 days. If your horse is highly active, a large breed, or pregnant, given the daily 4oz dosage one container should last your horse about 24 days. For foals and miniature horses, given the 1oz daily dosage, Equi-Chia will last longer – about 95 days.
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