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    Old nag Cop-Pop's Avatar
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    Default Can horses get hiccups?

    As the title says really. I walked past a field of horses and one of them was making hiccup noises. The owner was there so I mentioned it and she said he often does it and wasn't worried. I've never heard a horse making hiccup noises before, so I wondered if they could get them??
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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

    Yes, they can. Mine gets them all the time, it's quite funny to watch actually. He also burps after he's been swimming

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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

    M has had them a couple of times. The first time was quite odd as he hiccuped every time I touched him.

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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

    yep, mine had them this morning, couldnt work out what was wrong at first, poor thing

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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

    Thanks guys - I knew someone on here would know!!

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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

    No, pretty much the same as human hiccups. If they kept going for hours I might start to get worried, but they normally only last a few minutes.

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    Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
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    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
    Only I will remain.

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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

    Well slap my thigh and paint me red! I didn't know horses got hiccups! This forum is amazing!


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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

    Yes, I have had two which have hiccuped. Once you know what it is, you can be amused rather than panic-stricken!
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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

    Theyre generally a sign of stress

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    Default Re: Can horses get hiccups?

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    Theyre generally a sign of stress

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    Interesting! I have only ever seen my horse do it on the first couple of days when he's moved to a new yard. I took it as a sign he was anxious/on edge.

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