posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 02:41 PM
Reply to post by tetra50
"what meat do horses eat?"
Ive seen one eat a hot dog, and now hamburger (youtube clip)
Here is a large copy and paste from google (probably get removed)
"Really now, you shouldn't be surprised that horses will eat meat.
Look in alot of horse's mouths - what do you see hiding in there behind the flat herbivore teeth? On somewhat more than half of horses, you will find
a few conical teeth! (cannines) And somewhere around a third of horses will grow wolf teeth as well - and they too, are conical. Conical teeth aren't
for chewing vegetation! Conical teeth are for rending flesh! Furthermore, horses are among the few species whose jaws can work either side to side
(for chewing vegetation) or forwards and backwards (for shearing meat) Humans are another species with this adaptable mandible ability.The fact that
few horses chew forwards and backwards is a learned trait (as is our own tendancy to chew that way, instead of side to side)
Now lets look at what we know of a horse's digestive system. There is one stomach, a small intestine, a cecum, the large intestine and the
colon/rectum. Pulverization and chemical fractioning occur in the stomach. Fats, sugars and protien are all absorbed by the first third of the small
intestine, complex carbohydrates in the next two thirds. Most of the remainng fiber goes into the cecum where it is breifly composted by the bacteria
there, producing more sugars, protien and alcohols before it is expelled into the large intestine, which extracts the larger part of the moisture in
preparation for expulsion. With the exception of the cecum, that is exactly how human digestion occures (and, in fact, we have a cecum, it's our
appendix) So horses have a digestive system that more resembles an omnivore's.
So, conical teeth + omnivore digestion = Horses are at least semi-omnivorous!"
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