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    11-27-2012, 04:41 PM
  #11
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Casey02    
I used to feed my dog one every now and then, same reason to help with the coat
I think the major issue people would have is dogs are carnivores and would possibly naturally eat a bird egg, while horses would not. I can't say if there would be any long-term ill effects to giving a horse eggs, but it's a little gross to me XD
     
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    11-27-2012, 07:38 PM
  #12
Started
^^ Oh I completely understand, but if the horse eats it he must not be to picky lol. My friends horse snatched her ham sandwich right off the bed of her truck when she went in the cab to get her water bottle, ate every morsel too. :)
     
    11-30-2012, 10:12 PM
  #13
Foal
Thanks, the pony loves them, so I don't see much problem with it, was just wondering what everyone else thought :) I also thought it seemed a bit unnatural at first, but then again so's making them wear shoes and rugs!
     
    11-30-2012, 11:46 PM
  #14
Foal
I don't see why there would be a problem with feeding eggs to horses. I know that on cattle farms that have laying hens, they like to feed the newborn calves the eggs. The eggs that are farm grown are immune to certain diseases and that is why they feed them. It helps prevent sickness at the young age. So I don't think that feeding your horse an egg would be a set back with everything that it helps out with.
     
    12-01-2012, 12:33 AM
  #15
Green Broke
The problem I could see would be salmonela.
I had a horse that liked Bologna and ketchup sandwiches.
He did not get them all the time, just got to share once in a while.
     
    12-01-2012, 12:47 AM
  #16
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Been doing a bit more research - egg white inhibits biotin absorption. Tbh there are healthier and less risky sources of omega-3 and protein than eggs...
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    12-01-2012, 01:16 AM
  #17
Weanling
Subbing because I'd like to see what others find. Interesting. I used to feed eggs to my dogs because it made their coats shiny and I had lots of chickens and lots of eggs. But horses? I don't know. I'd like to learn more before dismissing it entirely.
     
    12-01-2012, 03:40 AM
  #18
Started
Katie, where abouts in NZ are you? Maybe you could go into the srvs website (Southern Rangitikei Vet Service) and email one of their equine vets and see what they say, their vets are really cool. I would be interested to hear the answer from a trained professional as I was wondering about salmonella also.
     
    12-01-2012, 04:51 AM
  #19
Foal
Wairarapa, thanks I shall do that! About the biotin absorbtion, apparently if they're cooked whatever inhibits this goes away, so I may have to try cooking them, which should also get rid of the risk of salmonella. Oh and the eggs are from our free range chickens
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    12-02-2012, 03:42 AM
  #20
Foal
The email is sent, and I'll post the reply on here when I get it so everyone can see :)
     

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