Why would Adult horses eat there own poop?
horses would only eat their own faeces if they were starving and had nothing else to eat! xx
A new foal will eat poop to absorb helpful bacteria that helps the start up of beneficial colonies in their own digestive tract. Perhaps an adult horse that eats manure has an intestinal problem that should be reviewed. Perhaps a mineral supplement or the addition of some probiotics to their diet would help.
Humans and Animals poop because when they eat food, they have to get it out of their bodies. Although that, some of the food that you ate, didn't come out. Some of your food didn't come out because parts are good for you. For example, you eat meat your body would keep the meat in the body, but the human body would most likely poop out the fat or unneeded parts of the meat. And…
Some animals eat poop an a regular basis. Herbivores such as rabbits and rodents eat poop to help digest their diet of plants. Another reason is that some animals eat poop for the vitamins produced by intestinal bacteria. A third reason is that animals such as dogs and flies eat poop as a source of protein.