Originally Posted by kctop72
Ok.....serious question e why do horses eat their own poop?
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Well what I was taught in school is that they do it (and all animals do it especially foals - they do it at least once or twice their first year - rabbits actually make a special poo every day just for eating as a part of their everyday diet) is to help with normal gut flora....it's called coprophagia and they do it just to balance out the bacteria in their gut.
If they do it all of the time, then a person could add probiotics to the feed for a couple of weeks. That would be the scientific explanation. Or if they are obviously just pawing and playing in it, then it is boredom.