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Monday, March 5, 2012
Can Horses Hiccup?
Yes, horses can hiccup. The behavior is called “thumps” and is heard in the chest—not in the throat like a human. “A horse’s hiccup starts near the diaphragm and creates and audible thump sound in the chest area, sometimes accompanied by a rhythmic jerk in the flank area.”
Hiccups occur more frequently in endurance and race horses after prolonged exercise. The phenomenon can also be caused by an electrolyte imbalance.