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  • My horse is eating its own manure
  • Why is my horse eating its own manure

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    02-05-2013, 12:42 AM
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Foal
Horse eating its own manure

Is there a reason why a 7yr old QH would be eating his own manure?
     
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    02-05-2013, 12:54 AM
  #2
Weanling
Yes. His feed is lacking nutrients, vitamins, and minerals.

He needs a trace mineral block asap.
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    02-05-2013, 01:04 AM
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Banned
The horse is missing something in it's diet.
     
    02-05-2013, 01:18 AM
  #4
Trained
The horse could also be just flat out hungry from not being fed enough.
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    02-05-2013, 01:23 AM
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Started
Three possibilities spring to mind (and it could be all three):

- Boredom
- Lack of roughage (long-stem hay or pasture) in diet
- Lack of a vitamin or mineral (or multiple nutrients)

What is his current diet and paddock/stable situation?
     
    02-05-2013, 12:18 PM
  #6
Foal
He has a stall toy but it needs to be reinflated.

He gets 3 pounds of pellet twice a day, and 2-3 flakes of hay in the mornging and evening. Currently he is not being turned out because of the weather, its a bit to cold.

Thank you all. Also Prairie Rose I will try and see if the owners will do that. I thought something was wrong when it caught my attention.
     
    02-05-2013, 08:42 PM
  #7
Yearling
Lots of times it's just boredom. But for sure give him a mineral block.
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    02-05-2013, 08:55 PM
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Started
My appy will chow down on manure(not sure if it's his or my other horses) even tho he has free choice hay, high quality pelleted feed twice a day and a vitamin supplement to make up for the fact that he's fat and doesn't get a full grain ration.
     

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