AS-1283 Using Flax in Livestock Diets

  title={AS-1283 Using Flax in Livestock Diets},
  author={Travis D. Maddock and Vernon L. Anderson and Greg P. Lardy},
Research indicates several possible human health benefits associated with consumption of flax (Conners, 2000). Flax contains approximately 20 percent alphalinolenic acid (ALA; DM basis), an essential omega-3 fatty acid that is a precursor for eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which in turn is a precursor for the formation of eicosanoids. Eicosanoids are hormone-like compounds that play an essential role in immune response. 
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