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post #11 of 22 Old 11-24-2012, 07:40 PM
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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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post #12 of 22 Old 11-24-2012, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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I will keep useing soap because it works, if that dont work i will try motor oil and metel thanks you guys
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post #13 of 22 Old 11-24-2012, 10:03 PM
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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.
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post #14 of 22 Old 11-29-2012, 08:29 PM
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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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post #15 of 22 Old 11-29-2012, 11:13 PM
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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.


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post #16 of 22 Old 11-29-2012, 11:26 PM
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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.
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post #17 of 22 Old 11-30-2012, 09:32 AM
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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.
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post #18 of 22 Old 12-05-2012, 02:35 PM
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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.
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post #19 of 22 Old 12-05-2012, 03:18 PM
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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.

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post #20 of 22 Old 12-06-2012, 02:09 AM
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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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