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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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foods that horses should not have?

I am curious if there are foods (human especially) that horses should not have. I know dogs should not have chocolate. Is there anything we should not offer to horses such as chocolate/caffeine/etc??


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Re: foods that horses should not have?

Hi Bekah,

Chocolate and caffeine are not advisable for horses. A small amount won’t kill them, but it will produce a positive drug test if you are competing. Horses like all kinds of fruits and they are fine but do not feed tomatoes, potatoes, or eggplant, which can be toxic.

Dr. Getty