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Can Horses Eat Asparagus?

 

Yes, horses can eat asparagus!

Whilst it is safe for horses to eat a asparagus it is unlikely that your horse will take much of a liking to it. Many horse owners say that their horses don’t go anywhere near asparagus when they try to feed it to them.

We believe that this is most likely because of the strange smell of asparagus compared to other fruit and vegetables. Horses also tend to enjoy sweet or juicy treats more than green vegetables.

However, if your horse has taken a liking to asparagus then it is very unlikely to cause any harm if it eats the vegetable in moderation. Don’t feed your horse more than one or two pieces of asparagus a day. We recommend this with all green vegetables as they have a tendency to produce gas as they are being digested.

As you may know horses cannot burp or vomit, therefore excess gas build up their digestive systems can be painful and even cause colic.Can Horses Eat Asparagus

The main thing to consider when feeding trying to feed your horse asparagus is to ensure that the vegetable is fully cleaned under cold water. Make sure that there are no moldy parts of the vegetable that have potentially gone off.

Got any stories about your horse eating asparagus? Let us know in the comments below!

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