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post #1 of 19 Old 10-25-2008, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Question Do horses belch?

Well do they? I swear I heard Shiloh burb a little today. I didn't think they did but ? ? ?

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post #2 of 19 Old 10-25-2008, 05:59 PM
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I don't think they can...but I have sworn I've heard Sonny bump once also lol
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My horse frequently hiccups when I'm riding him (Usually after I finish a jump course) so I'm interested in the answer as well.
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The general consensus from what I've read is that they don't technically belch like humans do, but they can make noises that sound similar. I've never heard my horses belch, but I have heard some pretty strange noises come from them

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My draft cross belches frequently but our other two do not. I had heard horses can't belch but that certainly is what he is doing! Usually it's when he's eating.

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no... no belch... not sure what that is, I know the noise, I've heard it... not a belch though... that's why we have to worry so much about colic...

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I dont think they can. Because isnt that why horses collic. They cant barf up food, so their is only a one way track. Nothing can come back up, a reason for so many farts plus the high fiber diets. lol. If they could barf up the "bad" food then horses wouldnt collic. At least thats what my BO said.

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post #8 of 19 Old 10-25-2008, 10:52 PM
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thats interesting but shouldnt they be able to burp? if they can fart cant they burp? its the same action just coming out of a different source and usually they smell better

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post #9 of 19 Old 10-25-2008, 11:02 PM
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• Horses: 1 me i KNOW for a FACT! that horses can but im not too sure about the burping.i mean i always hear those tummies making noises.and they are really loud.but im not sure if they ever really come least outta the front curiouse too! i know some horses that make grouling sounds when they breathe sometimes..idk why?

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post #10 of 19 Old 10-26-2008, 12:44 AM
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Some moan a lot. I honestly dont think they can burp. Because burping is almost the same reaction as barfing. They have to have the opposite reflex as the muscles use to swollow. And since they can not use their throat muscles to barf then how can they use them the burp.
You have to remember that they also have tons of acid in their stomachs which causes all the grumbling, you would think since they have all that acid they would be burping a lot, and in that case we wouldnt wonder. You know...

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