Flax Seed Oil for Horses

Your horse’s diet changes over the years, which can mean the Omega-3 & Omega-6 (which horses can’t make in their own bodies) needed by your horse is not always present and as balanced as it should be.

Any imbalance in these Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) can affect a horses temperament, so adding Cocavo’s 100% Pure Flax Seed Oil as a supplement in their diet all year round (cereal based diets tend to be high in Omega-6 but low in Omega-3) helps ensure this perfect balance of Omega-3 & Omega-6.

Strong Hooves, Glossy Coats & Improved Performance

Our 100% Pure Flax Seed Oil for horses helps horses and ponies maintain strong hooves, glossy coats and better all-round condition.

It is a great source of Natural Omega-3 and an important aid to digestion and also it is believed to help performance horse’s development.


Benefits of Cocavo 100% Pure Flax Seed Oil For Horses


Helps hard-working horses who need mobility and joint support


Supports healthy tissues, the immune system and improves the efficiency with which horses turn their food into energy


Performance and sporting horses benefit from help with muscle recovery and increased speed and stamina


Horses can become less moody or excitable and easier to train


Ideal for horses and ponies who need to maintain their general condition and health


Aids broodmares with regular fertility cycles and health of the foal prone to infections


Research indicates breeding stallions supplemented with Omega-3 showed increased sperm concentration


Nourish the coat, bones and hooves of horses of any age and helps maintain a healthy heart

Beneficial For Muscles and Joints

Flax Oil has been shown to reduce the build-up of lactic acid in muscles, which is a common cause of fatigue in performance horses, and supports the production of the enzymes and hormones.


Flax Seed Oil for Dogs

Cocavo 100% Pure Flax Flax Seed Oil for Dogs is an essential supplement to your dogs feed, as many commercial dog foods do not provide the “good fats” necessary for healthy skin and coat that your dog needs.

So supplementing your dogs feed with Flax Oil (also known as Linseed Oil or Flaxseed Oil) is a great way of adding important essential fatty acids to your dog’s diet. Omega-3 & Omega-6 are known as Essential Fatty Acids (EFA) and are best diet or from additional supplements.

           The Benefits of 100% Pure Flax Seed Oil For Dogs

. Supports mobility and flexibility

. Improves the palatability of dried food

. Promotes a healthy skin

. Improves coat condition

. High in Omega 3, promotes healthy joints



Flax Seed Oil for Small Pets

Flaxseed Oil can be fed to small pets as well as your other animals to maintain their general wellbeing!

Birds, guinea pigs, hamsters and rabbits will all benefit from a supplement that provides a shiny coat as well as increased joint mobility.

Rabbits and Guinea Pigs

Cocavo 100% Pure Flax Seed Seed Oil can also be added to the feed of your rabbits and guinea pigs to give them a lovely glossy coat.


Use of Flax Seed Oil in goat feeding can help to alter the total content of Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly the content of essential Alpha-linolenic Acid.

A small amount of Cocavo 100% Pure Flax Seed Oil can be added to goats feed as the oil is easier to absorb than the whole seed. The benefits of the Omega 3 are then passed on to the goat and through any milk.



What is Extra Virgin Flax Seed Oil
Flax Seed Oil is the name given to oil extracted from premium quality, food grade Flax seeds (seeds from the European flax plant, also known as linseed, and NOT the native NZ Flax). The seed is grown primarily for its oil content, and the high amount of Omega 3 it contains. Our Flax Seed Oil is cold-pressed using natural processing techniques to produce high quality Flax Seed Oil. Extra Virgin is the term used (typically by the olive oil industry) to identify premium quality products with excellent taste, chemical and nutritional properties.


Is Flax Seed Oil related to the New Zealand native flax plant?
This is a very common question in New Zealand. Flax Seed Oil comes from the seed of the linseed plant (Linum usitatissimum), which is the European flax plant and not the New Zealand native flax plant. Linseed is known as Flax Seed in other parts of the world, particularly in the northern hemisphere, but this can be confusing for New Zealanders because of our native flax plant.


Is Flax Seed Oil the same as Linseed Oil?
No. Whilst the oil comes from the same plant, the grades of seeds used, and the extraction techniques are completely different. Globally, linseed oil is the term used for industrial grade oil used for staining wood for example. For food grade oil, the term used is flax seed oil. Therefore you will only ever find flax seed oil in health stores for human consumption.


Where does your Flax Seed Oil come from?
The seed is grown by a group of farmers in the Canterbury region of NZ. Our supplier monitors the crops right from when the seed goes into the ground through to harvest. They then cold press the seed at their cold pressing plant in Ashburton, to extract the oil from the seed.


What is cold pressing?
Cold pressed Flax Seed Oil is obtained by ‘squeezing’ the oil out of the seed, without the use of heat, chemicals or solvents. Cold pressed oils retain all of their flavor, aroma, and nutritional value, and are considered to be healthier than conventionally made oil because of the lack of heat and chemicals in the production process. Our suppliers established Ashburton plant has been dedicated to producing cold pressed Flax Seed Oil since 1987.  Some large scale Flax Seed Oil producers use solvent extraction, exposing the seed to heat and solvents, which damage the health giving properties of the oil. Some also refine, deodorise and bleach the oil, which produces a colourless, bland and odourless oil.


What does Flax Seed Oil look and taste like?
Good quality Flax Seed Oil that is cold pressed should be a bright golden colour, with a fresh nutty aroma and delicate taste. There should be no nasty after-taste or bitterness to it, and it certainly should not be brown or clear!