[QUOTE=pintopiaffe;3671473]There are some--not well known--studies that show flax may inhibit thyroid function. Now, in what quantities, I do NOT know. But I would consult both vet (whom I would not expect to even know about that!) and perhaps something like the Cushings LIst on Yahoo for people who might have more current information, or experience.
Do you have a link to any of these studdies? I would be interested to read them as I just started my horses back on ground flax.
Laurie, thanks for the info and link to Getty! I just ordered some to try. I have been on the fence about starting flax, or omega horseshine (but my guy is on Plat. perf and I had posted about over-supplementing worries). He only gets the recommended scoop of PP CJ 2x per day so I know even though the PP is flax-based, he's not getting a true serving of flax if that makes sense. There's so many other things in the PP I figure he might be getting a few TBSP's of flax at most. Also loved that your link store accepts Paypal and I had some money in my account to spend, so that made it very easy.
I can't wait to try it!
How much should I start with?? I'll be giving it once per day when I give him "lunch". Thanks!
I buy bags from the feed mill and grind in a coffe grinder when i make up feeds. I often eat it myself, I think it is yummy! I give it to my show horses and one guy that gets the summer itch thing and boy did it help him! His midline did not get raw nor did he do all the scratching he had in past years. Nice bloom to everyones's coats,
Called my feed store today. They sell whole flax in 50 lb. bags for $28.50. I'll pick some up for home use but went ahead and ordered some from Getty since I need some ground and stabilized to send off with my boy going into training. I can't expect someone else to be screwing around with coffee grinders or food processors...*I* don't even want to do that part.