Return to Website

Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

   Welcome to my forum. 

Here you will find more than 6 years of questions and my answers. It is searchable and offers a great deal of information. 

Currently, I am discontinuing new questions. This may change in the future, but in the meantime, please know that It has been a true pleasure serving you. 

Take a look at my Nutrition Library and Tips of the Month for a variety of answers on selected topics. Be sure to sign up for my monthly e-newsletter, Forage for Thought

I also have a growing number of recordings on "Teleseminars on Nutrition Topics that Concern You" as well as the new, Spotlight on Equine Nutrition Series -- printed versions of favorite teleseminars.

And finally, look for my articles in a variety of local publications and online newsletters, as well as the Horse Journal, where I am the Contributing Nutrition Editor.  


All the best,

 Dr. Getty 


Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
This Forum is Locked
View Entire Thread
Re: 2 horses and a donkey

Hello Betsy,

Yes, the high omega 6 content does increase inflammation and I highly recommend using flaxseed oil, or an easier way to go would be to feed flaxseed meal that is stabilized and has a small amount of calcium added to correct for flax's naturally inverted calcium to phosphorus ratio. I recommend Nutra Flax.

All the best,

Dr. Getty [:-]
Author of Feed Your Horse Like a Horse

Betsy Dabbert
Dr. Getty, I just looked at what is in Dr. Dan's weight check oil and it is all soybean oil. From what you have said this may be too much Omega 6 and not Omega 3 which is causing the inflammation in Tricia's knee. Could this be possible? Can you recommend a good flaxseed oil for me and I taking her off of the Weight Check as of today.

Where are you from? Bayfield, CO