Anti-inflammation Diet

1 min. readlast update: 04.19.2021

An anti-inflammatory diet can offer many benefits to performance horses, aged horses, or a horse prone to injury.

Some dietary options to reduce inflammation include:

  • Access to a low-glycemic grass hay throughout the day. Continual access to a quality hay replicates a grazing horse’s access to pasture (horses are not a fasting animal and this can cause inflammatory gut issues). 
  • Grains such as corn, soy or oats are very inflammatory, and it is worthwhile sourcing alternate products (ie. alfalfa). 
  • Incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into your horse’s diet to combat inflammation. Options include linseed oil, rice bran and olive oil. 
  • Investigate beneficial supplements to balance your horse’s diet. 

The content of this article should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, veterinary medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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