Definition of crib-biting in English:

crib-biting

Syllabification: crib-bit·ing

noun

  • 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.
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    • 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.
    • The heart rate of the crib-biters during crib-biting was lower than during other behaviours.
    • 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.

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