There are horses, and there is celery. Horses love to eat the most bizarre things. Should you allow your horse to eat celery for a snack? Horses can eat celery without any worries.
WHAT DO HORSES TYPICALLY EAT?
Horses today eat a variety of foods, including grasses and hays.
Horses are permitted to turn out in paddocks or pastures. This allows horses to get exercise and movement, and horses can graze in their fields.
Horses may need a supplement if the grass quality is poor or insufficient.
Most horses will be supplemented with hay.
Horses are often given grain or other oral supplements to meet their nutritional needs.
LET’S TALK ELECTION
Now that we have finished the celery talk, we can get on to…
No, I’m kidding.
Let’s take a moment to talk about celery. This will help us decide if celery is suitable for our horsey friends.
Celery is a long-serving vegetable in the kitchen. The stalk, which is usually thick and fibrous, is what most people eat.
Celery stalks are long and strong, with bright green leaves at the top.
Celery is rich in vitamins and minerals of many types, including Vitamins A, B, and C.
It also contains Magnesium and Phosphorus.
It has fiber. It has water.
These things are all fine for horses to consume in small quantities. ……
CAN HORSES EAT CELERY?
They can chew, swallow, and digest celery mechanically.
SHOULD HORSES EAT CELERY?
They will be okay with a bite or two of this snack.
I’ll repeat it! A few bite-sized snack pieces.
Horses can choke, especially if they have a tasty snack waiting for them!
It would help if you didn’t give your horse a bunch of celery stalks. You should only eat one or two pieces.
Too many treats can cause behavioral problems in horses and digestive (stomach, intestine) issues. We’ll be back to discuss this topic another day!
Celery in Moderation!
WHAT ABOUT MY HORSE, WHO CAN’T HAVE SUGAR?
Yes! Horses trying to cut down on their sugar intake will love this treat! Celery is a better choice than sweet treats!
CAN THEY EAT CELERY LEAVES?
Yes, they are acceptable in moderation.
CELERY COULD BE HARMFUL TO MY HORSE
We are glad you asked for a vet.
Celery can cause harm to your horse.
First, the celery can be choked, as we have already discussed.
It’s also produced. This means there is potential for parasites and microorganisms in the celery, which may cause problems for your horse’s digestive system. Horses are not for everyone.
Since I am a veterinarian, I must mention the potential dangers associated with horses eating celery. I will also add that I have given my horse celery as a snack many times.