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Nokotaheaven 12-05-2012 08:07 PM

Anyone seen/heard of this? [WARNING gross]
 
Ok so I was looking up pearl coloured horses when I came across this. I thought it was some sort of weird egg... Until i read the description..
Красивый пони, derpygrooves: See this? This came out of a...

Lexiie 12-05-2012 08:10 PM

:O jeeze!!

waresbear 12-05-2012 08:11 PM

I heard horses got this from ingesting sand, but I don't know, never seen them shiny like that though.

Nokotaheaven 12-05-2012 08:12 PM

Ah ok. Yeah, I'd look it up more, but i'm too grossed out by it ...

Chevaux 12-05-2012 08:12 PM

Curious myself - my first thought was it a type of mineral deposit akin to kidney and bladder stones.

smrobs 12-05-2012 08:38 PM

It's commonly believed that enteroliths are caused by a diet too high in calcium. It's been said that feeding a diet of straight alfalfa can predispose a horse to them, but I am more inclined to believe that a horse has to have some genetic predisposition (like people with gallstones or kidney stones) toward getting them. My family has had horses for generations and we've fed a majority of them straight alfalfa throughout their lives and never had a problem with enteroliths.

twp 12-05-2012 11:27 PM

Wow, I google imaged it, and it showed people selling them for 200-300 dollars.. WHO in the world would buy one of those things? Lol.

Reno Bay 12-05-2012 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twp (Post 1786708)
Wow, I google imaged it, and it showed people selling them for 200-300 dollars.. WHO in the world would buy one of those things? Lol.

Well it makes sense...it's pretty much a gigantic pearl.

Iseul 12-05-2012 11:54 PM

Id buy one..lol. While the fact that it came out of a horse's intestine isnt lovely, they look pretty cool, haha.
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Prinella 12-06-2012 12:42 AM

Ooo that had to make pony CRANKY


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