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A repetitive habit of some horses that involves biting and chewing of wood, especially that of doors and mangers, in the stable, causing excessive wear to the front teeth.
- ‘This vice is similar to crib-biting but the horse does not grab onto anything with its teeth, it learns to gulp down air simply by creating a vacuum in the mouth.’
- ‘Although most foals showed a reduction in crib-biting behaviour over the duration of the trial, the reduction was most marked in the foals on the antacid diet.’
- ‘Recent work by Nicol et al, 2001 has shown that crib-biting in foals is associated with gastric inflammation and ulceration.’
- ‘The heart rate of the crib-biters during crib-biting was lower than during other behaviours.’
- ‘Owen gives a full description of crib-biting and wind sucking, and points out that it occurs worldwide in domestic horses and ponies, but does not occur in feral horses and ponies.’
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