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Ptarmigan

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Ptarmigan says:

Carrots...Colic?

I give Ptarmigan around 3-5 carrots a day. And now i have herd they cause colic is that true? Thanks B

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greatbigbrowndeer

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Re: Carrots...Colic?

I do the same with my horse and he is fine :)

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Ptarmigan

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Ptarmigan says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

PHEWW! thats a relief! Thanks[;)]

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MaesSeren

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MaesSeren says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

Anything can cause problems in large quantities, i doubt 3-5 carrots a day will cause her any harm :) I wouldnt worry :)

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Aquinn68

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Aquinn68 says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

hi i also give my mare 3/4 carrots cut lenght ways a day in her feed with 1 apple chaff plus some mix and she is also fine so dont worry.[:X]

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maxiemum

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maxiemum says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

that amount will not do any harm.

Cha chòir an t-each glan a chur uige.

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Brigadier

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Brigadier says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

Never had a problem with them- where has this come from. Too much of anything can be a bad thing so its the same rule with any food, little, often and introduce slowly.

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Ptarmigan

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Ptarmigan says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

quote:
Originally posted by brigadier
Never had a problem with them- where has this come from. Too much of anything can be a bad thing so its the same rule with any food, little, often and introduce slowly.
I was jusr searching though yahoo answers about horses and one vet said it is a quick way to give your horse colic[:(]

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Twinks01

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Twinks01 says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

the only reason a vet said that is cos carrotts are basically made up of water and if u drank loads of water, u bloat and get tummy ache- same principal. if u fed ur horse 10 carrotts a day, its not advisable but i stil dont think it would actually do any harm, but depends of the tolerance of each individual horse. u got 2 b more careful of apples 2 b honest as they contain acid and that causes colic more than u would imagine. but dont worry, what ur feeding ur horse is fine it seems 2 b the average most ppl feed their horses x

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Ptarmigan

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Ptarmigan says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

Thanks guys, ohh...just one more question...[;)] I give ptarmigan a swede ( hang it up in stable )once every 2 weeks, will they do her any harm? She LOVES them[:p]

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MaesSeren

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MaesSeren says:

Re: Carrots...Colic?

Twinks01, from what i can read from your text speach, you're claiming apples are bad for horses? My vet and EDT along with surgeon that my horse had to see decided that my horse *had* to eat at least 1 apple after *every* hard feed meal had been finished.

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