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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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Wood chewing & nutrition

Is there any connection between wood chewing and a horse's nutrition? Seems to me this chewing goes beyond boredom.

Where are you from? Eastern Oregon

How did you locate this forum? Google search

Re: Wood chewing & nutrition

Hi Penny,

Yes, wood chewing can be indicative of borderline mineral deficiencies, parasite infestation, or dental problems. And, of course, it can also be due to stress, boredom, and lack of exercise.

Dr. Getty