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Below you will find the links to several articles on the research for the effects of Omega-3 fatty acids on animals:
A multicenter study of the effect of dietary supplementation with fish oil omega-3 fatty acids on carprofen dosage in dogs with osteoarthritis.
Fritsch DA, Allen TA, Dodd CE, Jewell DE, Sixby KA, Leventhal PS, Brejda J, Hahn KA. Results suggested that in dogs with chronic osteoarthritis receiving carprofen because of signs of pain, feeding a diet supplemented with fish oil omega-3 fatty acids may allow for a reduction in carprofen dosage.
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Circulating fatty acid profiles in response to three levels of dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in horses:
King SS, AbuGhazaleh AA, Webel SK, et al. Circulating fatty acid profiles in response to three levels of dietary omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in horses. J Anim Sci 2008;86(5):1114–23. Journal of Animal Science
Fish oil and corn oil supplementation affect red blood cell and serum eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) concentrations.
Pagan JD, Lawrence TL, Lennox MA. Fish oil and corn oil supplementation affect red blood cell and serum eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) concentrations in Thoroughbred horses. Read the full article
Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and horses with chronic lower airway inflammatory disease
Nogradi, N., L.L. Couetil, J. Messick, et al. 2014. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation provides an additional benefit to a low-dust diet in the management of horses with chronic lower airway inflammatory disease. Journal of Internal Veterinary Medicine. Read the full article
Nutraceuticals and clinical signs of osteoarthritis
Vandeweerd JM, Coisnon C, Clegg P, et al. Systematic review of efficacy of nutraceuticals to alleviate clinical signs of osteoarthritis. J Vet Intern Med 2012;26(3):448-56. Read the full article
Effect of feeding a DHA-enriched nutriceutical on the quality of stallion semen
Brinsko SP, Varner DD, Love CC, Blanchard TL, Day BC, Wilson ME. Effect of feeding a DHA-enriched nutriceutical on the quality of fresh, cooled and frozen stallion semen. Theriogenology 2005;63(5):1519–27. Read the full article
Effect of dietary n-3 fatty acid supplementation on plasma and milk composition and immune status of mares and foals.
Stelzleni, EL, Warren LK, Kivipelto J. 2006. Effect of dietary n-3 fatty acid supplementation on plasma and milk composition and immune status of mares and foals. J Anim Sci Suppl 84:392.
Omega-3 fatty acids supplementation and its ability to improve exercise-induced hypertension and pulmonary hemorrhage.
Erickson HH, Epp TS, Poole DC. Review of alternative therapies for EIPH. Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners. 2007.