Taking a Bite Out of Cribbing

What have researchers learned in recent years about this annoying and destructive habit?

“Cribber.” It is a word that’s quashed many a horse’s sale. No matter how glowing a prospect’s attributes are, the word immediately conjures up visions of destroyed fencing and stalls, as well as health hazards to the horse.

Because no one really knows what causes horses to develop a cribbing habit, where they latch onto something like a fence rail and start gulping air, it can be hard both to avoid and manage. Horses as young as weanlings can become cribbers, and if yo

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