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  • They can only vomit from their nose.

    November 12, 2008

  • Horses can't vomit? Hmm. At least horses have prehensile lips; cows don't.

    November 12, 2008

  • Poor horsies.

    November 30, 2007

  • "Horses have always been the most reluctant quadruped passengers (aboard ships), with good reason: they are terrible sailors. Unable to vomit, they exhibited the extent of their suffering by an attack of what handlers called the 'gapes.' American and Canadian cavalry mounts transported across the ocean en masse during World War I were quite miserable. One of the hazards aggravated by rough weather was a phenomenon known as a horse storm, when the ship's roll was amplified by hundreds of animals trampling in frightened unison back and forth in their abbreviated stalls." (John Maxstone-Graham, The Only Way to Cross, NY: Macmillan, 1972, p. 332)

    November 30, 2007