- - Excess yawning?!
|manhirwen ||07-02-2008 01:48 AM |
I've noticed that my horse yawns a lot...there will be times in the day where she just has one yawn after another.
I know that yawning is a sign of lack of oxygen and wondered if there is a horse problem linked to excess yawning or if she's just sleepy cause it's warm outside and she was in the sun?
|barefoothooves ||07-02-2008 08:05 AM |
Well, I don't know for sure, but I heard that excess yawning in people has been linked to regulating body temp. When we get a little too warm or whatever, we yawn as the sudden influx of air does something to cool us off.
Have no idea of that's true or anything, but if so, it could apply to horses,I suppose. Or...you just have a bored horse. :D
|kickshaw ||07-02-2008 08:35 AM |
i YAWNED just reading this post...gosh their contagious!
i wouldn't think that it's anything to seriously worry about.
|ILuv2ride ||07-02-2008 08:55 AM |
how warm is it ? How much water does the horse get? Also how may times do you take it out each day d how long do u take it out?
If these r answerd i may be able to find out why.
|PoptartShop ||07-02-2008 09:51 AM |
It could be the temperature- I doubt it's anything serious. :)
|manhirwen ||07-02-2008 10:55 PM |
Actually I was told today it might be due to her selenium deficiency. It could be that or maybe I'm rubbing her in a spot she likes. Could be either way cause I only notice it when I take her into the barn to groom her or when I'm petting her.
|My2Geldings ||07-03-2008 12:42 PM |
I found this post amusing. Looks like you have a happy, relaxed horse to me :lol: I haven't heard of this before. That's quite funny. If you are concerned you should give your local vet a call. I'm sure they will be more than happy to answer your question :lol:
|My2Geldings ||07-03-2008 06:22 PM |
Is he showing signs of stress like pacing? ticks?. Is he eating properly? has he been acting unusually?
|aappyfan1 ||07-05-2008 08:23 AM |
I Had a horse to a Vet a few years ago for mild choke, She told me that yawning is a horses way of relieving STRESS!!
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