Monday, December 5, 2022

Alabama Horse Has To Drink A Beer A Day For Its Health

Generally speaking, beer is not something prescribed by medical professionals. While delicious and refreshing, the health benefits of beer—aside from its ability to help you relax—would appear to be minimal, unless you’re Mac the horse. reports that ol’ Mac—a 20-something-year-old horse who lives at King’s Home in Chelsea, Alabama, a non-profit that provides help to women and children who have been abused—has something called Cushings disease, which inhibits his ability to naturally sweat. To help with this ailment, his vet told his keepers to give him a beer each day.

“Beer has ingredients that can open the pores and help them sweat,” King’s Home Development Director John Tidwell told

Tidwell reached out to Jason Malone, the co-founder of a local brewery called Good People, to ask about beer donations. The offer was one Malone couldn’t refuse.

But what kind of beer does Mac prefer? “Apparently, he’s a big fan of IPAs,” Malone told “He’ll be our biggest, literally and figuratively, IPA fan.”



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