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Fish Oil May Help Muscle Adaptation in Athletic Horses - Full Article

May 20, 2019
By Kentucky Equine Research Staff

Post-exercise inflammation helps the body respond and adapt to exercise, ultimately boosting realization of athletic potential. Too much inflammation following training, however, can cause muscle damage and loss of performance.

How can horsemen help ensure that inflammation remains beneficial and not damaging? Feed fish oil.

“Certain fish oil is high in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which have inherent anti-inflammatory properties, stunting inflammation at multiple cellular levels,” explained Kathleen Crandell, Ph.D., a nutritionist for Kentucky Equine Research...

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