A Clear View of Fat - Types, Sources, and Benefits
Not all fat is created equal. You may be adding fat to your horse's diet to provide more calories, or to replace starch, but the type of fat can significantly impact your horse's health. Some improve immune function, reduce inflammation, and promote healing. Others can have the exact opposite effect.
The terminology can be confusing -- monounsaturated, omega 3s, DHA, polyunsaturated, rancidity, steroids, phospholipids, eicosanoids, cholesterol, omega 6s, trans fat, hydrogenation -- the list is long. What do these terms mean? Do they affect your horse? What fatty sources contain them and which do not? What's the difference between oils -- is corn oil the same as soybean oil? Is rice bran a good source of fat? Or, is coconut oil better?
What about how much fat to feed? Do some horses do better on fat? Should fat be avoided for some?
So many questions and lots of answers. Spend time with Dr. Juliet Getty and learn about this somewhat complex topic, in an easy to understand format. You'll be empowered by your new knowledge, better able to read labels, and make intelligent choices for your horse.
The teleseminar emphasizes:
- Chemical and structural difference between fatty acids
- Naming fatty acids
- Evaluating oils for their fatty acid content
- Evaluating fatty feeds
- Benefits and disadvantages of different fats
- Omegas - what are they and what do they do?
- Saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats
- Phospholipids, prostaglandin formation, and steroidal compounds
- Evaluating fat content of brans, seeds, grains, forages, and legumes
- What's in that supplement you're feeding?
- Animal fat for horses
- Coconut oil benefits and drawbacks
- How fat is metabolized in the digestive tract and the cellular level
- Not all equines are the same -- what about your pony, mini, donkey, or mule?
- How much fat is required?
- How much fat is too much?
- What's in that feed bag?
60 - 90 Minutes
Dr. Getty spends 60 to 90 minutes covering all of the above teleseminar topics, while answering the pre-submitted questions. As she goes through each question, additional information is interspersed so every participant can benefit from the answer. Recorded 2/21/13.
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