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    11-06-2011, 01:15 PM
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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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    11-06-2011, 01:28 PM
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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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    11-06-2011, 01:30 PM
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I'm assuming this is accurate: The problem with acorns...
Or: The Way of Horses - Acorns, Oaks and Horses: Tannin Poisoning
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    11-06-2011, 11:39 PM
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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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