Originally Posted by nuisance
My new mare, that I've had only for 3 weeks now, OTTTB, 7 yrs old. Rescue, so she's pretty skinny, is cribbing all the time. She's on free choice pasture to eat. Even when I feed them, she'll take a bite, crib, take a bite, crib. When she'll trailer properly (too an act of God to get her in the trailer), I'll take her to the vet, so I'm looking for remedy's also. She'll walk across the pasture to the fence to crib. No wood to chew, it's all metal. Thanks for all ya'lls advice.
Have you scoped for ulcers? OTTBs have an extremely high rate of ulcers, and there seems to be a genetic predisposition as well that is more prevalent in TBs than other breeds.
Cribbing so much, particulalry while eating, is a pretty good sign that something is not quite right. Unfortunately ulcers are very expensive to treat and can reoccur if management practices aren't changed. It's very challenging to do so with a hard keeper in particular because large and/or infrequent meals are very hard on the digestive tract but may be required to keep weight on.