Do the following situations seem familiar?
If you own a crib-biting horse, then I’m sure you’ll be familiar with these problems and you’ll probably already have spent hours on the Internet and elsewhere looking for answers.
Unfortunately, all you’ll find there are contradictory comments in forums, advertisements for crib-biting collar, crib-biting muzzle or information on operations from animal clinics. Suggested solutions range from ‘do nothing’ to ‘operate immediately’, with no hint of real assistance or therapies. You ask your vet about it. But here, too, you generally get the answer: “There’s nothing you can do about it. If it’s going to get colic sometimes, then it’s best if you bring it to the clinic for surgery. Otherwise just turn a blind eye.”
So is that it? No! In this book, you will see that:
There are also real therapies for crib-biting horses
Crib biting has various causes
Crib biting shouldn’t just be suppressed
I researched this topic for several months and found, to my great surprise:
Crib biting is the subject of study by research groups all over the world.
Unfortunately, the results of these studies stay stuck in the pages of various conference reports, even though they shed light on many new aspects and options for treatment. These results helped us to come to a much better understanding of the causes of crib biting, subsequently eliminate these causes as best we could and then start therapy of physical problems.
Crib biting can be reduced by about 80% in most horses
This ebook presents a closer consideration of the results of 23 studies of crib biting from the USA, Great Britain, Hungary, France, Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. Trust me – you’ll have a completely different view on crib biting to the one promoted by vets and fellow riders. And you’ll get some real assistance in helping your horse and helping it to significantly reduce its crib biting.
Take a look here is the content page:
1. CRIB BITING: BAD HABIT OR CRY FOR HELP?
2. WHAT IS CRIB BITING?
3. EFFECTS - AND - HOW DOES THE HORSE BENEFIT?
STRESS FOR THE OWNER
STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR THE HORSE
STIMULATION OF SALIVA PRODUCTION
Is THERE A GREATER DANGER OF couc?
DETERIORATION OF THE TEETH AND MUSCULAR DEFORMITY
BAD LEARNING BEHAVIOUR?
4. CAUSES OF CRIB BITING
STRESS AND INCORRECT FEEDING
IS IT PICKED UP FROM OTHER HORSES?
SHOCK AS A TRIGGER
5. OPTIONS FOR SUPPRESSION
ALTER THE CONFIGURATION OF THE STALL
MUZZLE FOR CRIB BITERS
ELECTRIC SHOCK THERAPY
HOG- OR BULL-RINGS
6. REAL THERAPIES
ELIMINATION OF CAUSES
APPROACHES TO TREATMENT
OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT
Author: Dr. Tanja Romanazzi. Ebook as pdf-file with 109 pages, A5 format (half-letter), published in 2009, revised November 2014, translated 2014 from German to English, price: 19.90 €