Research Separates the Innovator from the Imitator — DHA

EO•3® Research

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Fish oil and corn oil supplementation affect red blood cell and serum eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) concentrations in Thoroughbred horses J.D. Pagan, T.L. Lawrence, and M.A. Lennox Kentucky Equine Research, Versailles, KY 40383, USA Introduction Horses require both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in their diets. The omega-3 family stems from alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), while the omega-6 family originates from linoleic acid (LA). Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are intermediates in the formation of eicosanoids that have been shown to reduce inflammatory responses, support immune function, and enhance fertility (Curtis et a~...

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