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        01-22-2013, 06:41 AM
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    Foal
    curious

    Just wondering does anyone here ever fed eggs to their horses or whether it is ok to? I have heard that the egg is good for their coats and has calcium in it. Also does anyone know any products that has vitamin A in it and can be found around the house?

    Any replies will be appreciated.
         
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        01-22-2013, 05:09 PM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Caili    
    Just wondering does anyone here ever fed eggs to their horses or whether it is ok to? I have heard that the egg is good for their coats and has calcium in it. Also does anyone know any products that has vitamin A in it and can be found around the house?

    Any replies will be appreciated.
    I don't believe a horse can digest egg. If you want extra calcium and Vit A, buy a supplement made specifically for horses.
         
        01-22-2013, 05:11 PM
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    Yearling
    Carrots provide beta carotene which horses make into Vit A.
         
        01-22-2013, 05:14 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
    Carrots provide beta carotene which horses make into Vit A.
    Hmm.. now that I didn't know. Makes me feel better about the pound of carrots I fed my two the other day LOL
         
        01-22-2013, 05:19 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    Oh and horses can and do eat eggs btw as strange as it sounds. Feeding raw eggs is an old trick to get a better shine on the horses coat.

    You can google horses eating eggs and come up with loads of posts where people feed them to horses. Most ppl mix raw farm fresh ones into the feed.


    ETA I personally would probably not do this due to the risk of salmonella, but if it works for some ppl, I guess it works! Maybe scrambled... I have had a horse steal a breakfast bisquit before and eat it...sooo maybe lol
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        01-22-2013, 05:34 PM
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    Sugar beet pulp is high in calcium and carrots high in Vit A
    They used to feed raw eggs to horses but I would worry about the salmonella risk too - safer easier ways to supplement your horse!!!
         
        01-22-2013, 05:55 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    I have heard of them stealing chicken eggs around the barnyard when they can. Weird lol
         
        01-22-2013, 06:05 PM
      #8
    Foal
    I have heard of the risks of salmonella... but I haven't really heard of any cases that are in my area.. i'll have to start feeding carrots again as my horse has rainscold.. i'm also going to invest in some flax seed... by the way is flax exactly the same as linseed or they sort of two different seeds that just contain the same minerals? I have wild dandelion plants on our front lawn.. I heard that their leaves are good for horses too just can't remember what for.. but I have it written down in a book somewhere
         
        01-22-2013, 06:52 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Caili    
    I have heard of the risks of salmonella... but I haven't really heard of any cases that are in my area.. i'll have to start feeding carrots again as my horse has rainscold.. i'm also going to invest in some flax seed... by the way is flax exactly the same as linseed or they sort of two different seeds that just contain the same minerals? I have wild dandelion plants on our front lawn.. I heard that their leaves are good for horses too just can't remember what for.. but I have it written down in a book somewhere
    What is your horses current diet?
         
        01-22-2013, 07:32 PM
      #10
    Trained
    Caili, why do you think your horse needs extra calcium & vit A specifically? If his coat's(& hooves & skin) not great, this can be due to lack/imbalance of a number of nutrients - if it's due to that at all. FeedXL.com is a fantastic diet analysis service, as well as helping you work out the best sources of what may be required.

    Extra protein - which eggs provide - may be one consideration. Essential fatties & omega 3 are also a common necessity to be supped, esp in relation to hooves & coat. I would personally give a more natural(for a horse) source of these things where needed, such as flax/linseed (yes, different name for same thing, as is lucerne/alfalfa)

    Oh & I think dandelion is high in iron.
         

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