Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Gassy Horse :(
Uck... Anyway, I noticed today that my horse seems to have an excess of gas? I was grooming her and she lifted her tail and I thought she might drop a bomb, but instead just let out a little puff. I laughed and called her a stinker and continued grooming her, but then I noticed that every ten minutes or so she'd do the same thing. When I put her back in the pasture, she was still at it.
She didn't seem to be in any discomfort that I could see, but I know gas pains can be extremely painful and I'm worried about it. I haven't changed anything in her diet. The grass in the pasture has changed though; We've had very little rain and it's completely yellow and dying. Dunno if that could affect it.
Also worried that maybe people that visit the pasture have been feeding the horses things they shouldn't eat. I've heard that cabbage can cause gas pains in horses.
Any suggestions on what to do or look out for? I'm going to talk with my BO about putting up a sign that has either a list of what not to feed the horses, or one that just plain says not to feed without permission.
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