Horses with Pica Lack Trace Elements, Researchers Report

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A recent study found that horses with pica--a propensity for consuming non-food items--have lower iron and copper blood levels than horses who restricted themselves to food items, only. According to researchers from Turkey, "prophylactic use of iron and copper supplements in horses may be beneficial to prevent pica."

Horses with pica can lick or mouth foreign substances

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