Post Number: 12
|Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 03:10 pm: ||
My 3 wk old foal starting eating the dirt in the turnout. He does not seem to eat it in his stall (next to the turnout). I have 2 salt licks in his stall - plain and mineral added. He nurses well and is starting to nibble on mom's hay, but is not yet interested in her grain. I had a previous 2 yo filly who ended up with sand colic from this practice (at a different stable, though). Is this a normal? Should I be concerned?
Post Number: 106
|Posted on Friday, March 30, 2007 - 10:34 pm: ||
My week old foal is eating dirt and rocks too! She seems to be exploring her environment with her mouth! We have a grassy pasture and she imitates mom as she tries to eat the grass too. I am not sure if this is normal, but I have been told that they put everything in their mouths!
Post Number: 237
|Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2007 - 11:17 am: ||
Stella is also exploring the whole world--including the people in it--with her mouth! wood, dirt, gates, shoes (she loves shoes), hands (naughty), buckets, you name it.
Post Number: 46
|Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 07:17 pm: ||
10 day old Magic Evenstar (aka baby dot), also eating, tasting, licking everything around her. Tasting wood, sand, dirt, tips of th grass etc.