Why supplement with Contribute?
ContributeTM was developed to provide an easy and affordable way for you to add omega-3 fatty acids into the diet of your horses.
Horses evolved to exist on a grass-based diet high in omega-3 fatty acids and low in omega-6 fatty acids. Modern diets tend to include ingredients that are high in omega-6 and low in omega-3 fatty acids, throwing the critical 6 to 3 ratio out of whack and leading to health problems. Supplementing with a high-quality omega-3 fatty acid brings that ratio back into balance and supports reduced levels of damaging inflammation.
- Contribute offers you an affordable way to include both beneficial plant (alpha-linolenic acid) and marine sources (EPA and DHA) of omega-3 fatty acids into the diet.
- Contribute’s cherry flavor is very appealing to horses and because it is concentrated you only have to feed 1 to 2 ounces per day.
Omega-3 fatty acids support overall wellness in horses of all ages.
Contribute provides DHA, EPA, and alpha-linolenic acid, a complete range of omega-3 fatty acids. A diet balanced in its omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio supports healthy immune function, inflammatory response, cardiovascular system, nervous system, and bone development. Contribute’s pleasant cherry taste and concentrated formula make supplementing easy.
Contribute is recommended for:
- Broodmares and breeding stallions
- Foals and growing horses
- Senior horses, particularly those with arthritis
- Performance horses
- Horses with allergies, hives, COPD (heaves)
- Horses unable to graze on fresh green grass
Fish oil (a source of EPA and DHA)
Flaxseed oil (a source of alpha-linolenic acid)
Total omega-3 fatty acids: 10,780 mg per oz
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA): 3,210 mg per oz
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA): 2,320 mg per oz
Contribute feeding instructions*:
Horses at maintenance, yearlings: 1 oz per day, mixed in feed.
Horses in training, stallions, broodmares: 2 oz per day, mixed in feed.
*As with any change in your horse’s diet, we recommend introducing Contribute in small amounts and slowly increasing to the full serving (1 or 2 oz) over a period of a week to 10 days.
1-gallon jug is a 128-day supply when offered at 1 oz per day.
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“I am so grateful to KPP for donating the Contribute to Fly’s daily routine. Fly, although blanketed through the winter, tends to drop weight and muscle tone. While on Contribute, her coat stayed shiny and healthy. She maintained a good weight while keeping most of her muscle tone during the off season. This is a fantastic product from a wonderful company — whether your horse is at the top of its class, health-wise, or needing a boost, Contribute would be an excellent additive to any diet. It is not messy like some oils and sticks well to grain so it is easy to feed and not a loose product. Not to mention it smells DELICIOUS!”
“Oils! We all know that all creatures need fatty oils to balance out their diets and help with inflammation, hair coat, and antioxidants. So how do we do that? We need to add it, and Contribute is Kentucky Performance Productsʼ answer. Itʼs a liquid, so itʼs very easy to use, no scoops needed. Easy to store, the gallon size takes up a small footprint in your feed room.
“Feeding it, however, proved to be a bigger challenge for my particular horse, Comet. I needed to add an omega-3 source for him. He is getting back into work after being a pasture ornament for a while. And by pasture ornament, I really mean dirty, scraped up, dulled-out brown horse that needed some TLC from the inside out.
“Contribute has a great ratio of omega fatty acids, (8 to 1 ratio of the omega 3ʼs to 6ʼs), so I know the 3ʼs will help with him getting back to work by reducing inflammation and helping his coat start blooming again. So it was a no-brainer, Contribute it is! Here is how it went.
“Day one: added the suggested dose to his rations. Delivered his bowl, watched him snub and step on the rations. And then he picked up the bowl and tossed it across the paddock. Then Comet walks over to meand says, “What the heck?? This is not worthy of me.”
“Day two: try again. More Comet pouting, pawing his bowl, and tossing it aside, rations flying everywhere. More angry when demanding a new bowl of rations.
“Day three: epic-sized tantrum. OK – back to the drawing board!
“So I called my friends at Kentucky Performance Products for some cheats. Start with a tiny dose, and add more over time. They also suggest adding it to your rations about 30 minutes or longer before you feed, so that the cherry smell has time to fade a bit.
“Done and done, and about a week later, Comet was eating it, every last drop. And check out the results!
“This photo was taken in early April 2012. His last encounter with shampoo was early December, 2011. Credit elbow grease and Contribute for the shine!”
– Liv Gude, Founder of Professional Equine Grooms