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        11-24-2012, 06:40 PM
      #11
    Showing
    The green bark of the poplar isn't splintery. That is why you cut one down and not use an old one. My horses take it off in chips. They don't bother the live standing ones but as soon as one is cut they make a beeline for it.
         
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        11-24-2012, 08:25 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I will keep useing soap because it works, if that don't work I will try motor oil and metel thanks you guys
         
        11-24-2012, 09:03 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    BitterLick's! Anti-Cribbing Solution #1 Rated Used by the World's Best Barns has stopped every cribber in our barn. Be careful when applying it is STRONG scented.
         
        11-29-2012, 07:29 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    What about using a grazing muzzle? Take it off for a while at meal time, toss it back on when he stops chewing.

    Also, bitterlick is THE BEST one I've found so far. Every time I use it it somehow makes it was into my mouth and it is NOT good. Stays in my mouth for a long time and its STRONG. It.even starts to burn my nose when I'm close to it.
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        11-29-2012, 10:13 PM
      #15
    Trained
    A lot of horses that chew wood have some sort of mineral deficiency. This has worked well for me. I use the loose mineral. This is given in addition to salt. Purina 12/12 Horse Mineral.

    http://www.unitedcooperative.com/ima...ineral1212.pdf
         
        11-29-2012, 10:26 PM
      #16
    Weanling
    Mine chewed wood until I up'ed his fibre and he stopped, but I had used liquid dish detergent and dripped it all over the top of the boards.
         
        11-30-2012, 08:32 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Anyone else remember the good old days w/creosote? It stunk, it was messy, but it sure worked. I don't think the general public can get it anywhere now.
         
        12-05-2012, 01:35 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    There's a supplement called Quitt that has a money back guarantee to stop wood chewing within 7 days. It seems like it would be worth a try.
         
        12-05-2012, 02:18 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by verona1016    
    There's a supplement called Quitt that has a money back guarantee to stop wood chewing within 7 days. It seems like it would be worth a try.
    Do you know what is in it? I couldn't find a label online.
         
        12-06-2012, 01:09 AM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Dehydrated alfalfa meal, wheat middlings, sodium acetate, vegetable oil, dicalcium phosphate, dried beet molasses, ammonium lignosulfonate, magnesium sulfate, calcium propionate, potassiumsulfate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, ascorbic acid (source of vitamin C), choline chloride, artificial flavor, manganese oxide, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin E supplement, riboflavin, vitamin A supplement, potassium iodate, cobalt carbonate, sodium selenite, folic acid, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin B12 supplement, BHT, BHA (preservatives).

    Ingredient Per Serving
    Guaranteed Analysis Per Serving (2 ounces)
    Crude Protein, min. 12%
    Crude Fat 6%
    Linoleic Acid (Omega 6) 58%
    Alpha-Linolenic (Omega 3) 1%
    Crude Fiber, max. 14.5%
    Ash, max. 16.5%
    Moisture, min. 10%
    Calcium, maximum 2%
    Phosphorus, minimum 1.5%
    Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), min 80 mg
    Vitamin A, min 3,300 IU
    Vitamin D3, min 800 IU
    Vitamin E, min 3.5 IU

    SmartPak always puts the ingredients on their pages, though it's hard to find. I was using their website for a long time before I realized it was there You have to hit "Product Details" right above the reviews, then select "Ingredients"
         

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