Cribbing

Cribbing Horses And Other Unusual Addictive Behavior

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I call this form of cribbing “tub sucking” but if a horse grabs any object and sucks then the horse is cribbing.


This lip sucking behavior I would group with cribbing as it is a habitual behavior with seemingly no cause or purpose. This was a new horse to the barn with no history and I never saw this horse again so no follow up.


This is an unusual behavior of a “snapping jaw” as the owner called it. It is in an aged horse and may be neurological but no reason was found in the mouth. It had an insidious and slow onset (months) and I never saw this horse again so there is no follow up.

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