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Equine Coconut Oil 4 Litre (3.68kg)

Equine Coconut Oil 4 Litre (3.68kg)

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Coconut oil food supplement for Horses

Coconut oil is unlike any other vegetable oil fed or horses, and may provide the following benefits:

  • Increased muscle glycogen storage
  • Anti-viral and anti-bacterial – for gut health and wellbeing (dysbiosis, acidosis, ulcers, colic, poor condition, lameness)
  • Management of equine muscle disorder (tying up)
  • Non-heating energy source
  • Shiny health looking manes/tails/glossy coats
  • Reduction of excess weight
  • Improved immune system function
  • Used topically it can treat cuts, stings, bites and infections, including MUD FEVER

Blue Coconut Oil is 100% Pure & Natural Pacific Island oil refined in New Zealand. Refined coconut oil has no coconut taste (flavourless) or aroma (odourless).


100% Pure & Natural Pacific Island oil refined in New Zealand.

How to use

SPORT HORSES: 50-100mls per day
PONY CLUB/SHOWING: 30- 50mls per day
AGED/GERIATRIC: 10-30mls per day


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Why choose Coconut oil for your Horse?


Fat is an important energy source for the high-performance horse. High-fat diets provide a safe, efficient energy source that will improve a horses’ performance, minimize the risk of colic and founder, and usually be more cost effective.

Saturated fats such as those found in coconut oil are more effective at enhancing muscle glycogen storage than the unsaturated fats found in other vegetable oils (eg: RICE BRAN, CORN, FLAX, OY BEAN).

Glycogen is the form in which animals store carbohydrates in their bodies, for later use as energy.

Horses are able to utilise oil for energy during submaximal/anaerobic activity. This means delay of the onset of fatigue and increased capacity for high-intensity exercise. 

Horses suffering from ‘tying up’ need low-carb/non-carb energy diets, so partial replacement of grains with oil in the diet may aid in the management of the condition.

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Non 'Fizzy'

Fizzing generally comes from high starch/grain diets where there is a risk of starch overload into the hindgut. The risk of starch overload can be minimised by replacing some grain with oil, to provide energy.  Coconut oil provides a source of cool energy resulting in non ‘fizzy’ behaviour.

Oil is very energy dense and yields about 2 ¼ times more energy than starch or protein. This may be useful for a number of reasons including reduction in gut fill and feed intake required to sustain maintenance and exercise.

Gut Health

Dysbiosis leaky gut syndrome is a gut disorder commonly affecting horses fed high levels of sugar and starch (NSC or non-structural carbohydrate) from pastures, grain and grain based feeds. Feeding natural products such as medium chain triglycerides (MCT) that are reported to have possible anti-microbial actions is thought to preserve gut health.


Some of the medium chain triglyceride (Lauric, Capric and Caprioc acids) in coconut oil possesses anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. These fatty acids may assist the horse’s immune system in fighting off viral and bacterial challenges, leading to improved overall gut health and a reduction in ulcers and laminitis, and overall wellbeing.

Coconut oil will also not go rancid when stored for a length of time and will keep in varied temperatures. Feeding an alternate less stable oil that can potentially be rancid will reduce the palatability of a feed and interfere with the utilisation of fat-soluble vitamins and may cause damage to muscle organ tissue if consumed.

Wound Care

Coconut oil contains powerful anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties that when applied to broken skin (cuts, bites and stings) it not only soothes and cleans the wound but promotes healing.

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Mud Fever

Mud fever affects most horses and ponies at some point during their lifetime.

Coconut oil can help fight symptoms when used both internally and externally by promoting healthy skin and hair growth while its anti-bacterial properties can help treat the treat the infection.

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SPORT HORSES: 50-100mls per day
PONY CLUB/SHOWING: 30-50mls per day
AGED/GERIATRIC: 10-30mls per day

15mls is one Tablespoon and conversion to grams is 1:1 ratio.

Introduce to the diet gradually over a week then commence full dose. Mix with feed or serve as is.

Dosage is based on an average horse weight of 500kg; decrease or increase accordingly.

Note: Coconut oil should never be used as a substitute for any drugs or treatment prescribed by your equine veterinarian. Always work closely with your holistic equine vet when adding a new supplement to the diet.

  • A year ago I rescued an 11yr old Thoroughbred mare, she was in terrible condition but sound. I knew she could be rehabilitated with a good fibre diet and love. However, I started to see real improvement in her condition when I started using Blue Coconut oil in November last year.

    I mix a good tbsp into her barley and beta beet while it's hot, it melts and liquidates nicely into her feed.

    I have just finished my 2nd Tub and will buy another, it goes such a long way - great value for money.
    She has nearly fully recovered to normal body weight and is looking amazing, I use nothing topical on her coat and she is shiny, sleek and lustrous. We have been to an A&P show and came home with placings. She is my pride and joy! I will continue to use Blue Coconut for the future - you cannot fake a healthy looking horse, health and shine comes from the inside.

    - Jess Terrill

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