Treatment Type: Diagnostic Procedures
Rated for: American Quarter Horse
Staunton, Virginia, United States
Posted Jan. 14, 2019
Pica in people and animals can be the result in mineral deficiencies. Bloodwork is recommended if the horse has appropriate access to food. If the horse is not provided with enough food they will eat anything available like trees, dirt, wood fences, plastics, etc. This can lead to ulcers, perforations of the GI tract, and obstructions. Pica can also be the result of stress and boredom even with enough food provided. Horses left alone, in a stall or with no mental stimulation will stat to pick up un desirable vices.