Reply To: Is garlic safe for horses?

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Yes you can feed garlic to horses, in the recommended dosage. If you feed them an excessive amount (5 cups a day in the University of Guleph study) they would have an adverse reaction, however the amount needed as a fly deterrent is much, much less.

Having said that, yes some horses may have a reaction at a lower amount, but if you notice that they’re not quite right and stop the garlic the effects do reverse themselves if caught quickly.

Personally I have used garlic and noticed a HUGE difference in the amount of flies/gnats/ticks on the horses eating it. If my horses would eat it they’d be on it; but they object to anything in a powdered form.