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    Default Do carrots keep horses from f@rt!ng?

    The enzymes in them keep humans from doing so - look on campbell's split pea soup - no reason for carrots there, baked beans - ditto.

    If you were taking a therapy mini into a rest home or showing a horse in an enclosed space would carrots stay the production of gas?

    Only asking because it is a slow day, we all feed our horses carrots but has anyone taken note? I haven't but someone might have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 View Post
    Do carrots keep horses from f@rt!ng?
    Only if they're strategically placed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5 View Post
    look on campbell's split pea soup - no reason for carrots there.
    Well, other than the flavor they add. Which I would guess is the reason they are there, flavor.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mp View Post
    Only if they're strategically placed.
    Just busted out laughing at work..
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    Quote Originally Posted by mp View Post
    Only if they're strategically placed.
    OMG, that is hilarious!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mp View Post
    Only if they're strategically placed.
    Thaaaanks! I now have a vivid mental picture of a carrot shooting outwards at high speed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trubandloki View Post
    Well, other than the flavor they add. Which I would guess is the reason they are there, flavor.
    This. It's mirepoix -- celery, onions, and carrots -- the base to any good stock. The Cajun/Creole version of The Holy Trinity is celery, onions, and bell peppers.



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    The enzymes in them keep humans from doing so - look on campbell's split pea soup - no reason for carrots there, baked beans - ditto.
    they put the carrots in there for flavor and nutrition. Why would you think carrots keep people from farting? many people report that eating raw carrots makes them gassy.


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    I have actually read a tip to keep beans from making you gassy is to cook or soak them with some carrots, so there might be a hint of truth to it.
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    When I google this, all I can find is links to articles that say carrots GIVE you gas.... never heard that they prevent it.



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    I once convinced someone that feedong carrots would keep their chestnut's coat extra red! Lucky horse got tons of carrots after that.


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    Well, my horses eat a lot of carrots and they seem to fart just as much as horses that won't touch carrots. So who knows, but I kind of doubt a few carrots does anything either way for something as big as a horse.



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    Mine doesn't fart much and she gets lots of carrots. However, previous horses all got lots of carrots and farted all the time. Maybe Triple Crown Senior keeps them from farting! My unscientific research points to YES.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourmares View Post
    I once convinced someone that feedong carrots would keep their chestnut's coat extra red! Lucky horse got tons of carrots after that.
    Eating a sh*t ton of foods with caratenoids can give skin an orange hue, but we are talking MAJOR carrots. Don't think you could load up a horse with enough.

    Plus, it colors the lipids in the skin, so no effect on hair, as far as I can see.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mp View Post
    Only if they're strategically placed.
    I busted out laughing at work at this, too.

    I don't see how carrots would do anything. Also, I don't think that carrots in those human foods would have any effect. If they are in something that is going to be cooked, any "beneficial" enzymes would be getting inactivated by cooking temperatures before they were eaten, anyway.



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    One could try using "the Button" before entering the rest home/ etc. Though I found it didn't really work on my pony - chiefly because picking up his back feet tends to clear him out first!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mp View Post
    Only if they're strategically placed.
    Omg... CARROT SHOOTER!!!!!!!

    Sorry, I just had to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mp View Post
    Only if they're strategically placed.
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    OMG! Thanks for the laughs, you guys!

    No, I don't think there are enough carrots in the world to keep Figs from farting.

    Unless they're strategically placed, as mp suggests.



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    Quote Originally Posted by talkofthetown View Post
    Just busted out laughing at work..
    Me too - and it's not one I can explain to my coworkers either!



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