Horse Skin & Coat Supplements

Healthy skin and a shiny coat are more than just a sign of a well-groomed horse. Your horse's skin and coat form an important protective barrier against bacteria and infections. Equine skin and coat supplements provide fatty acids such as omega 3s and omega 6s from sources like flaxseed, rice bran, and fish oil to support skin cell health and a show ring shine.

Note for Competitive Riders: Some competitive organizations prohibit certain ingredients in this and other product categories.

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  • $119.95 - $479.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Comprehensive support for performance horses
    • Includes SmartFlex III Resilience, SmartDigest Ultra, SmartHoof Ultra & SmartShine Ultra
    • Order in SmartPaks & you may be eligible for $7,500 of colic surgery reimbursement
  • $24.05 - $90.99

    Life Data Labs, Inc
    The gold standard in hoof supplements
    • Concentrated source of biotin, zinc, copper, amino acids, and other key ingredients for hoof health
    • Also supports healthy skin and a shiny coat
  • $57.95 - $124.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Comprehensive senior support
    • Provides the active ingredients of SmartFlex Senior, SmartHoof & SmartOmega 3
    • Nearly 25% savings over buying the three formulas individually
  • $99.95 - $204.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Our best senior support
    • Includes SmartFlex Senior Herb-Free, SmartDigest Ultra, SmartHoof Ultra & SmartOmega 3
    • Order in SmartPaks & you may be eligible for $7,500 of colic surgery reimbursement
  • $67.95 - $136.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Covers all your bases
    • Provides the active ingredients of SmartFlex II Support, SmartDigest, SmartHoof & SmartShine
    • 25% savings over buying the four formulas individually
  • $169.95 - $349.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Unrivaled support for hard-working horses
    • Includes SmartFlex IV Ultimate, SmartGI Ultra, SmartHoof Ultra & SmartShine Ultra
    • Order in SmartPaks & you may be eligible for up to $7,500 of colic surgery reimbursement
  • $22.95 - $114.95

    Omega Fields?
    Horse Journal's product of the year
    • Premium omega 3 fatty acid supplement made with fortified, stabilized ground flaxseed
    • Promotes healthy skin, a lustrous coat & durable hooves
  • $22.95 - $91.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Best-selling formula for unbeatable shine
    • 3,630 mg of omega 3 fatty acids help your horse's good health shine through
    • Includes DHA & EPA, two fatty acids known for their many health benefits
  • $84.65 - $184.95

    Med-Vet Pharmaceuticals (MVP)
    Everything he needs for optimal performance
    • High levels of key ingredients for joint, gastric, vascular, hoof, coat & digestive health
  • $27.95

    Uckele Health & Nutrition
    All the benefits of Uckele's cocosoya oil
    • Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids plus digestive ingredients support healthy weight gain & a beautiful coat
  • $13.95 - $49.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Maintains a healthy glow
    • 3,365 mg of omega 3 fatty acids from flaxseed support healthy, resilient skin & a shiny coat
  • $21.95 - $47.95

    SmartSupplements by SmartPak
    Supports deep, dark shine
    • 1,450 mg of omega 3 fatty acids for healthy skin & a shiny coat
    • Paprika & nutmeg for a dark, rich coat color
  • $44.95 - $218.95

    Grand Meadows
    Broad-based support for all horses
    • 2,500 mg of glucosamine, 2,500 mg of MSM & 2,500 mg of vitamin C for joint health
    • 10 mg of biotin & 3,000 mg of methionine for hoof growth & omega fatty acids for a shiny coat
  • $17.25 - $123.95

    HorseTech, Inc
    The original biotin & flax supplement
    • Biotin, methionine & lysine for strong hooves, plus omega 3 fatty acids for healthy skin & coat
    • "?the hands-down choice for coat, skin, and hoof problems," according to Horse Journal, June 2000
  • $46.95 - $88.95

    Horse Health Products
    3-in-1 formula
    • Provides 1,800 mg of glucosamine & 600 mg of chondroitin sulfate for joint support
    • Includes 16 mg of biotin & 100 mg of zinc for strong hooves, plus fatty acids for skin & coat health
  • $17.80 - $129.95

    Adeptus Nutrition, Inc
    Supports a healthy weight
    • Healthy fats from flax seed, rice bran, soy oils, sea algae, & DHA for weight gain & performance
  • $41.75 - $129.95

    HorseTech, Inc
    Supports hoof, coat, & attitude
    • 30 mg of biotin for strong hooves & omega 3 fatty acids for skin & coat health
    • Includes a selection of B vitamins for a calm, focused, & willing atittude
  • $45.99 - $199.99

    Life Data Labs, Inc
    All of the nutrients needed for hoof health
    • Contains biotin, lecithin, DL-methionine, copper, zinc, & other nutrients
  • $13.95 - $164.95

    Select The Best
    Promotes a healthy, shiny coat
    • 283 mg of omega 3s, 2,268 mg of omega 6s, biotin & zinc support skin & coat health
  • $76.85 - $249.95

    HorseTech, Inc
    Outstanding all-in-one formula
    • Provides ingredients for healthy joints & strong hooves plus probiotics for digestive health
    • Features HorseTech's popular human-grade flaxseed base, rich in omega 3s for skin & coat health
  • $23.55 - $48.95

    Grand Meadows
    Gives your horse the "wow" factor
    • Unique quadruple-action formula includes omega 3 & 6 fatty acids,lecithin, biotin & Diamond V Yeast
    • Designed to support breathtaking colors, glossy coats & lustrous manes & tails
  • $13.85 - $20.95

    Pet-Ag, Inc
    Encourages a glossy show coat
    • Formulated specifically to support the development of skin & hair coat health
    • Contains no fillers
  • $15.70 - $72.95

    Hilton Herbs
    Economical support for healthy hooves
    • A blend of rosehip shells, kelp, bladderwrack & calcified seaweed
    • Provides a balanced blend of vitamins, trace elements & minerals for hoof growth
  • $21.60 - $39.95

    Farnam Companies, Inc
    Supports a sleek & shiny coat
    • Provides a specially formulated combination of polyunsaturated fatty acid
  • $18.95

    Manna Pro
  • $2.95 - $94.95

    Uckele Health & Nutrition
    Improve your horse?s coat sheen and luster!
    • Provides fatty acids to support healthy skin and coat.
    • Can also be an excellent source of calories for hard keepers.
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Dry Skin/Dull Coat


What is it?

Everyone wants their horse to have a soft, shiny coat, preferably with dapples. But sometimes no matter what owners do, their horses’ coats look dull, even downright dry. Some fairly common medical conditions—parasites, ulcers, dental disease or general poor nutrition--can lead to a dull coat, so it’s best to contact a veterinarian as soon as a horse appears not quite right. In addition, horses with any of these skin-related problems may have more going on than just a dull coat and should be examined by a veterinarian:
  • slow to shed
  • failure to sweat on hot days or during exercise
  • hair loss or change of skin or hair color
  • scaling or crusting
  • lumps or bumps
  • itching

What can be done about it?

Treat any medical conditions that the veterinarian diagnoses and give the horse several months to grow a better quality coat. In the meantime, make sure the horse is receiving its recommended daily requirements of vitamins, minerals and protein from his forage, grain and supplements. Restore the balance between the essential fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3 by adding flax seed or fish oil to the diet, which will improve both the structure and function of skin cells.

What else do I need to know?

It’s difficult to overgroom a horse but easy to overbathe one, so be generous with brushing and stingy with shampooing. If the coat appears dull because it’s sunbleached, rather than confine the horse to a stall, protect his coat with a turnout sheet and consider feeding supplements designed for his specific hair color.
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