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post #1 of 9 Old 11-16-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Is Vegetable Shortening Bad For Horses!?!?!

My 4y/o Neice and I were in the barn and my neice was eating a cookie and she gave it to my horse and he ate it by the time I saw. All the ingredients in the cookies are safe for horses but I am unsure about vegetable shortening! Please help me! I don't know if it is safe! They were oatmeal cookies if that matters!
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Oatmeal cookies are fine as 'sometime' treats for horses.

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Oatmeal cookies are fine as 'sometime' treats for horses.
thanx so that means it is ok lol
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You're welcome.

I actually feed mine cheapo oatmeal cookies as treats. I break them up, so the horse thinks they're getting more than they actually are.

I had a question about oranges when I first got my gelding, Casper. He loves anything orange, so don't feel bad if you don't know what a horse can and can't eat. Sometimes it's hard to figure out!
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You're welcome.

I actually feed mine cheapo oatmeal cookies as treats. I break them up, so the horse thinks they're getting more than they actually are.

I had a question about oranges when I first got my gelding, Casper. He loves anything orange, so don't feel bad if you don't know what a horse can and can't eat. Sometimes it's hard to figure out!
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...I had a question about oranges when I first got my gelding, Casper. He loves anything orange, so don't feel bad if you don't know what a horse can and can't eat. Sometimes it's hard to figure out!
And are they safe Speed Racer?
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When I read the title of this post I immediately thought the question was going to be about if it was OK to feed shortening as a weight gain supplement in the same way oil is used.

The amount in the occasional cookie here and there should be fine, but I wouldn't recommend feeding it straight
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And are they safe Speed Racer?
Yes ma'am, oranges are fine, just don't let them eat the peel. The oils in the peel aren't good for them.
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When I read the title of this post I immediately thought the question was going to be about if it was OK to feed shortening as a weight gain supplement in the same way oil is used.

The amount in the occasional cookie here and there should be fine, but I wouldn't recommend feeding it straight
Lollll I know I think I freaked out too much lol
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