Friday, April 04, 2014

5 Facts about Flax - Full Article

By Kristen M. Janicki, MS, PAS
Mar 31, 2014

Flaxseed is quickly becoming a popular nutritional supplement for horses, and many feed companies incorporate this grain as a caloric component in their products. But what exactly is flaxseed and how does it benefit the horse? Here are five things to know about flaxseed.

What is flaxseed? Flaxseed is produced by the flax plant, commonly grown in cool, northern climates, such as North Dakota and Montana. Canada is the No. 1 flaxseed producer due to its ideal climate conditions. Flaxseed is also known as “flax” or “linseed...”

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