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    Information from Our Horse Experts

    Animal experts at the Purina Animal Nutrition Center share their knowledge about horses.

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    Are unusual eating behaviors harmful to horses?
    A
    Unusual oral behaviors in horses include coprophagy and geophagia. Parasite infestation is a primary concern in animals with coprophagy, or eating manure, so routine cleaning of facilities and a good deworming program is important. Although geophagia, or eating dirt, is generally harmless, consumption of sandy soil can cause colic or diarrhea. If a horse’s diet is adequate, the horse is healthy and other factors are not evident, it may be boredom that is causing these eating behaviors. Decreasing time spent in confinement, providing a companion and increasing exercise may help alleviate the problem.


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