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post #1 of 4 Old 11-06-2011, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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Question can horses/donkeys eat acorns?

my mare is overly curious and seems to want to lick up, and has, all the acorns in my front yard. is this a bad thing to let her do? i always figured that they know what they can and can't eat, but i'm aware that that might not be necessarily true
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What I have read in the past is that they are fine in very small quantities (like a little handful), but beyond that can cause colic. I most certainly would not let my horse gorge himself on acorns.
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thanks bunches! i tried google searches but there's always conflicting arguments so i never get the straight scoop on what i'm searching! thanks!
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