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  • Paintballs and horses
  • Are paintballs toxic to livestock

 
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    08-27-2008, 12:24 AM
  #1
Weanling
PAINT BALLS & HORSES

Before I got my first horse we use to use the pasture as a paintball field, you know the game, paintball... anyways now that I have my horse, I still need to use to pasture as a paintball field, we only play from nov. To april (at nite)when its cold outside.He will be in his stall at night when we play, secured, not in harms way.My concern is that there are going to be alot of paintballs left in his pasture, I don't know if he we try to eat them or not, But I need to know if he does are they harmful to him, they are not toxic to humans, and from personal experience I know they taste very NASTY.So I bet the first one he does taste, he probably wont go after anymore.So can anyone tell me if they know?? Thanks,Nancy
     
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    08-27-2008, 03:50 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Couldnt you paintball else where just in case?
     
    08-27-2008, 09:33 AM
  #3
Weanling
Yes, we could if we have to, but its easier to play here becuz everything is already here(co2 tanks,guns...) plus my field is bigger and better. So I will see what happens when we do start to play.I could also have the kids in the neighbor come pick them up, they like that.lol
     
    08-27-2008, 10:02 AM
  #4
Started
Well...I've heard about adverse effects in dogs. Everything from no problems to serious vomiting and diarrhea. I don't know if I would risk it.
     
    08-27-2008, 10:33 AM
  #5
Started
The actual "paint" int eh paintballs is just cooking oil with dye in it basically so the "paint" itself won't hurt the horse BUT the shell could cause problems ... although if he gets one or two I don't see it causing a problem ... my son uses my pasture/pen as a pratice field shooting the trees and such and my horses normally just do the lip flip at the paint balls when they find them... they play speed ball in my hay fields
     
    08-27-2008, 01:05 PM
  #6
Weanling
Yeah, come to think of it my dogs eats them sometimes, but it doesn't do anything to him.
     
    08-27-2008, 02:48 PM
  #7
Trained
For safety's sake...I'd take a paint ball container to the vet's office and ask. If nothing else it will be an interesting conversation!

The mental picture is outstanding when I got to thinking about a horse rolling in a paint ball pasture...he'd look like a circus!!! I wonder if it would qualify for APHA registry?!?!?
     
    08-27-2008, 03:58 PM
  #8
Weanling
Good ideal, thanks I will do that. I have also thought about it getting on him too, cause when you step on them they sure can squirt a long way.funny, your thought about rolling in the paintball pasture. Sure hope it not hard to wash off him.I'll keep ya'll updated when we do play, what happens...
     
    08-27-2008, 05:10 PM
  #9
Trained
That would be great!!! IF the do come out of the pasture looking ridiculous....You MUST MUST MUST provide pictures!!!!!!
     
    08-28-2008, 05:23 PM
  #10
Started
My brother and his friends would play in my pasture all of the time and the horses never got sick. It probably wouldnt hurt to ask a vet though just to be on the safe side.
     

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