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    03-21-2010, 07:24 PM
  #1
Foal
Horse eating poop?

My friends horse has just started to eat manure out in the field. What could be the cause of this? I thought maybe lacking something in her diet...but she is feed well and wormed regularly. What could be the cause of this horse eating poop and how do we stop it??
     
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    03-21-2010, 07:52 PM
  #2
Weanling
There are two feasible reasons for "Coprophagia" otherwise known as "poop eating", lol.

MICROBIAL IMBALANCE: He may be low on probiotics - a naturally occuring bacteria that aids in digestion, horses can't produce enough of it if they eat primarily grains and grass. You can look on any yogurt container and see that it contains these "live cultures". You can buy probiotics as a supplement in any feed store.

VITAMIN/MINERAL DEFICIENCY: Does he have a mineral and salt block?
     
    03-21-2010, 08:14 PM
  #3
Foal
Thank you for the information! I will pass the word along to my friend about the supplements so she can give it a try.

Yes we have mineral blocks in the pasture.
     

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