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Can horses have coffee?

Asked by yaujj48 (173points) 1 month ago

I researched about what food horse can’t take and one of them is chocolate as it contain theobromine which is poisonous.

While I understand that and the fact coffee contains cacao, I can’t help if giving a cup of coffee would be harmless.

So is it ok to just feed a horse one cup of coffee only? (Not as a diet of course)

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gorillapaws's avatar

They prefer beer—Guinness more specifically. I don’t know about the specific risks of coffee, but I would be concerned about the stimulant effect on the horse. Could they get jumpy and hurt themselves/someone else? What would be the benefit?

Lightlyseared's avatar

According to google it causes life threatening cardiac arythmias. So I probably wouldn’t.

A more interesting question is why are you considering this in the first place.

chyna's avatar

Why give them something they wouldn’t normally eat or drink? Don’t do it.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I don’t know anything about horses, so I asked a friend of mine who is both an equestrian and a horse vet. This was her response:

“What the actual fuck? If someone I knew did that I’d put a chisel through their head.”

So I’m thinking the answer is “no.”

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yaujj48's avatar

Sorry if I insulted you guys, I was just curious and if I can’t do it, I won’t do it.

I did my research and know caffeine have theobromine that is dangerous for horses and dogs.

I thought I could share food interests with a horse but I knew some food are not allowed.

No worries, I have not done anything stupid. That why I ask in the first place.

chyna's avatar

Glad you asked first!

SavoirFaire's avatar

@yaujj48 Just to be clear, I don’t think my friend was insulted or even angry. That’s just how she talks.

yaujj48's avatar

@SavoirFaire Sorry, I was little bit intimidated and thought her seriously. I really hope she is being sarcastic.

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