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post #1 of 7 Old 02-17-2008, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Is it true that peanuts will clog a horse's intestine's because they cannot digest them properly? What about peanut butter. I was looking around and found this...

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Special Note: Horses should not be fed peanuts, because they cannot digest them and it clogs their intestines. According to one vet, peanut butter will not hurt them. Please use your own judgment or check with your vet when in doubt.

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-17-2008, 09:31 PM
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WOw I have never heard of that!!! i wonder if it is really true!

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-18-2008, 11:39 AM
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I can't find any reputable sites that note that peanuts aren't digestible by horses, however to be on the safe side it would be a good idea to feed no more than a few at a time.

Peanuts can also contain the same toxin found in moldy corn that is so dangerous to horses.

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-18-2008, 10:06 PM
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hmm i havnt even thought of feeding my horse peanuts
I know it can be bad for humans, if you dont chew them really well or something...atleast thats what my nanna use to say lol

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-18-2008, 11:19 PM
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I've never heard of that...I don't usally bring peanuts out to the barn, though, so I never really thought of that.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-18-2008, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't ever thought of giving Blu peanuts either but it made me really think. lol.

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post #7 of 7 Old 02-19-2008, 05:11 AM
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I've never heard of horses being given peanuts either! It's interesting! :)
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