14 interesting facts about horses

Horses cannot burp

Horses can’t burp, at least not like humans. They can’t vomit or breathe through their mouths as well. A horse’s digestive system is one-way, unlike cattle and other ruminants that regurgitate feed to chew it again. Although they have a fairly efficient way of processing the resistant fibrous foods that make up their forage, this long, one-way system can cause problems that lead to colic.

The age of a horse can be estimated by its teeth

Although it is impossible to determine the exact age of a horse based on its teeth, an estimate can be made. Horses need proper equine dental care for their teeth. For horses that are elderly, special care must be taken of them. Call the veterinarian often to check the condition of his teeth, which are essential for a good diet.

Horses can live up to more than 30 years

One of the most frequently asked questions about horses is: “How long does a horse live? The answer might surprise you. Our knowledge of equine nutrition, horse care and veterinary medicine has improved. As a result, just as human life expectancy has increased, so has the longevity of equines, and can go up to 30 years.

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