Ways to Reduce a Cribber's Colic Risk
Severe and recurring cases of colic are frequently caused by a horse’s environment, diet, and genetics. Historically, researchers have proven cribbing contributes to an increased risk of colic. Now scientists in the U.K. are working to better understand the link between the two

“We do not know exactly how the behavior relates to colic except that is it is not as simple as horses just sucking in a lot of air; it is much more complex than that,” explained Ebony Escalona, BSc (Hons), BVSc, MRCVS, a researcher at the Imperial College London Faculty of Medicine, in England. Escalona and colleagues recently completed a study in which they evaluated the prevalence of and risk factors for colic in cribbers.


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