A unique blend of edible oils for the ultimate in Skin & Coat health
Coat & Condition, Coat & Condition
ProVida Skin & Coat Oil is the ideal nutritional supplement for horses with poor skin health, dull coats, patches of hair loss or allergic reactions such as sweet itch. Made using a unique blend of Flax Seed Oil, Borage Oil and Black Cumin Seed Oil, all renowned for their nutritional qualities and for their benefits for skin and hair health.
As well as providing Omega 3, 6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids, this blend also contains GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid) from Borage Oil. Studies have shown that GLA is highly effective, and useful for people and animals with a variety of skin complaints.
In addition to the Essential Fatty Acids, ProVida Skin and Coat also provides essential Vitamins, Minerals and Amino Acids in the form of Black Cumin Seed Oil, used in traditional medicines for centuries and a fantastic supplement for skin and coat health.
Both of these oils, in addition with our top quality Flax Seed Oil, make for an extremely effective natural food supplement to bring out the very best in coat and skin appearance, condition and health.
Delivery is included in the cost of the product and takes 2-5 working days (RD addresses can incur further delays). If delivery is to an RD address, please select this option when ordering. This will incur an extra $5 charge.
We recommend a daily feeding rate of 20-30ml per day for a miniature horse, 40ml per day for a pony, foal or yearling, and 50-70ml per day for an adult horse. This will should be enough for you to see a great improvement in skin and coat condition, but if you are not seeing the desired results after 10 days, this amount can be increased gradually.
Available in a range of sizes from 1 Litre to 5 Litre, and we recommend you order a maximum of 3 months supply based on the above feeding rates to ensure freshness of the oil. Store the oil in a cool, dark place away from sunlight, ideally a tack shed or garage. For more information view our Feeding & Storage Guide.
Q: Is Flax Seed Oil similar to Linseed Oil?
A: Yes, both Flax Seed Oil and Linseed Oil come from the linseed seed, it is just a difference in terminology…. Linseed Oil is the name given to industrial grade oil (the kind you find in hardware stores to stain wood) and Flax Seed Oil is the term used for food grade oil. Our oils meet food grade standards, hence it is termed Flax Seed Oil.
Q: What is unique about ProVida Flax Seed Oil?
A: The Canterbury Plains are offers optimal growing conditions for high quality raw material. We are proud to be based in Mid-Canterbury at the arable heart of New Zealand. Our flax seed products are all cold-pressed in small batches using the highest quality seed grown for us by local contracted farmers in our region. All flax seed products we offer are traceable back to their origin, and produced to human food grade standards using no chemicals, solvents or heat in the extraction process.
Q: Can Flax Seed Oil be digested by horses?
A: Yes it absolutely can… Horses are fantastic users of fat in their diets, and are extremely good at coping with high amounts of fat as an energy source. What cannot be digested is the raw whole linseed seed, however when the seeds have been pressed, the oil is left…this is 100% fat, 60% of which is Omega 3, one of the Essential Fatty Acids needed by the body.
Q: I currently feed Hemp Seed Oil to my horse, what is the difference between Hemp Seed Oil and Flax Seed Oil products?
A: Hemp Seed Oil provides high levels of Omega 6, some of which can be pro-inflammatory if fed in large quantities. Flax Seed Oil provides around 60% Omega 3, which is well documented to have anti-inflammatory properties. All animals require a healthy balance of both of these essential fatty acids, therefore Omega 3 rich Flax Seed Oil is very good in helping to maintain this balance.
Q: Why should I use ProVida Flax Seed Oil products instead of fish oils?
A: ProVida Flax Seed Oil is a natural, cold pressed, plant derived oil containing approximately 60% Omega 3, which is a significantly higher percentage than fish oils. Flax Seed Oil is palatable and does not require the addition of garlic or other flavourings to mask the taste and smell. Our Flax Seed Oils are pure and unrefined, which means they have not been bleached or deodorised...so you can be sure that you are feeding a 100% natural product.
Q: What is the best way of feeding the oil to my animals, and how much should I give them?
A: We suggest you simply pour the oil over their food. We supply plastic taps for our larger containers and the small containers have plastic pourers in the neck of the bottle. We recommend a dose of between 30ml and 150ml per day for horses, and 1ml per 2kg of body weight per day for dogs and cats. Depending on the results you wish to achieve and the condition and size of the animal, you may wish to alter these measurements and feed slightly more. Continuity is the key, so make sure you feed the oil every day!