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First Posted May 25, 2009
Jul 26, 2010

Study of Tastes/Flavors that Horses Preferred

Goodwin D, Davidson H P B, Harris, P. Selection and acceptance of flavours in concentrate diets for stabled horses. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 95, Issue 3 - 4, Pages 223-232.

The link below provides you with an abstract of the study. "Paired flavour preferences produced the following rank order: fenugreek*, banana, cherry, rosemary, cumin, carrot, peppermint, oregano."

*I did not know what fenugreek was so I looked it up: Fenugreek is rhombic yellow to amber colored seed, commonly called maithray, is frequently used in the preparation of pickles, curry powders, and pastes, and is often encountered in the cuisine of the Indian subcontinent. The young leaves and sprouts of fenugreek are eaten as greens, and the fresh or dried leaves are used to flavor other dishes. The dried leaves (called kasuri methi) have a bitter taste and a strong characteristic smell. Fenugreek

Horse Taste Test Study

Exotic Tastes: Equine Flavor Preferences by: Lydia Gray, DVM, MA, July 15 2008, Article #12280.


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