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    03-24-2008, 02:22 PM
Cribbing and Asthma

What part of cribbing causes Asthma? The cribbing collar or the cribbing action? Our new mare is a cribber she hasn't developed asthma yet and has had the miracle collar but we are curious if she is more prone to asthma wearing the collar or if we just let her crib.
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    03-24-2008, 02:29 PM
I've never heard of cribbing or cribbing collars causing asthma.

My QH mare has been a cribber since the day I got her. (24 yrs ago).
We use the Miracle Collar on her, its the only collar that ever worked for her.

She doesnt have asthma.
    03-24-2008, 08:24 PM
I have never heard of a horse getting asthma from cribbing....eventually as the cribbing worsens they begin to "windsuck" which sounds like asthma....but it isn't.

Windsucking can be bad...using a miracle collar usally helps alot!!

Hope this helps
    03-24-2008, 08:31 PM
Well that what she does, she sucks wind and it kind of sounds like a little burp but I heard from my vet she can develop asthma but I'm not sure if she meant from the collar being on her and restricting her windpipe or the sucking action of her cribbing.
    03-24-2008, 10:50 PM
I have heard that weaving will cause asthma, but not sure what causes it. It is the wind sucking part of cribbing...but not sure why it can cause asthma, yet other times it can't
    03-25-2008, 12:50 PM
Is the horse still windsucking with the miracle collar on?
    03-26-2008, 09:37 AM
Once I put the collar on she quits, but I forgot her collar the other day and I couldn't get out because had a yucky little storm and she went a few days without it.
    03-26-2008, 12:46 PM
Cocoa wears her collar 24/7.
The only time I take it off is if I let her out into the round pen to graze since there is no wood there.

Back when I used to ride her, I would take it off them too.
    03-26-2008, 01:08 PM
Well If I'm going to ride her, I take it off, because I don' have the padding so she gets rubs. I USED to only keep it on her when she's in her stall because she gets bored. The thing is she will do it on tree's too I noticed. She has a 60 acre pasture but still cribs out there, she's got hay, grass, water, and woods and 5 other horses to play with but she will find a tree and crib on it so now I have to keep her collar on when she's in the pasture too because my barn manager said she doesn't want her tree's destroyed. :roll:
    03-28-2008, 03:24 AM
I have heard of a story who was a big cribber. While in the barn he started cribbing on the metal bars of his stall and actually broke his jaw!

That horse had to have his jaw wired for a few weeks to allow it to heal. Talking about an extreme cribber!

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