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    Dogs eatting horse manure!!!

    So all 3 of my dogs LOVE to eat horse manure. We live on a farm with horses, so VERY hard to keep them away from it! It is gross! The fresher the better! YUCK

    Is it bad for them?

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    As long as your horses are heathly and parisite free it fine for your dogs to eat manure. Horses pass out a large amount of good gut bacterier every time they poop, so when the dogs eat it they get the benifit of some of the horses loss.

    If you've ever had a mare and foal around you would have seen the foal doing the same thing. That is how they start to build their gut.
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    Agreed. As long as the horses are healthy, it won't hurt them
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    Every dog that i have every know will eat horse poop. If you have horses and dogs then you have a horse poop eatting dog.
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    GREAT! Good to know! My horses are super healthy and are wormed on a regular schedual
    Can the dogs get fat from eatting it? They are out at the barn with me for hours per day!

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    Not much fat in grass,grain and hay, so no not much chance of fat manure eating dogs. You may find that if they eat way to much you'll wake up to a nice smelly vomit pile.
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    Will not hurt them. I spoke to my Vet about this years ago as I was worried about worms transfering if the horses have them ( not worried so much about my horses as I am about other peoples) What he told me was that horse worms will not liuve inside a dog, completely different animal and digestive system/immune systems. So don't worry. Especially don't worry if you are giving your dog monthly wormer for heartworms, it gets other uglies as well.
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    It's certainly not harmful but does have that EWWWWW factor.
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    I believe that this is only an issue when the horse has recently consumed a worming solution

    i know that you can get a food additive that stops a dog eating its own poo but I guess that just makes its own poo unpaletable rather than removing the urge to eat poo in the first place

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    Quote Originally Posted by hungover View Post

    i know that you can get a food additive that stops a dog eating its own poo but I guess that just makes its own poo unpaletable rather than removing the urge to eat poo in the first place

    Sea Kelp will do that in most cases and is healthy for your dog at the same time. Giving it to a horse though is not recommended.
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