First I wanted to clear up in my earlier post--my horse cribs occasionally WITHOUT the collar. He can not, and will not, crib at all with it. ;)
Let him crib, those collars are torture devices.
Lol. Because letting them wear down their teeth, lose weight, and colic is a better option then letting a collar hang on their neck. If it was a torture device, why does my gelding calmly let me put it on him everyday? The 'nutcracker action' only comes into play when the horse tries to crib. He realizes he can't.. and then the collar does absolutely nothing to him.
Skippy; I've gone through a 3 years education/high school on horses and according to them it's just a long-lived myth that the cribbing horse actually swallows air :)
The answer to the cases of colic in cribbers is that cribbing often starts on horses that doesn't get enough food, or by some reason has a problem/pain in their digesting systems, which in turn can cause colic.
No it's not, and I can be one of the people to prove it. My horse colics when he is allowed to crib. We got him the collar, and... hm, that's funny--no colics since!
Like Skippy said, it's impossible to RULE OUT cribbing as a cause of colic.
Some vets say that you don't have to soak beat pulp--and some vets say that you absolutely must. Just because you read it in a few places doesn't make it true--especially when it comes to horses.
;) Went to college for horses, love.
'cribbing often starts on horses that doesn't get enough food, or by some reason has a problem/pain in their digesting systems, which in turn can cause colic'
Very incorrect. They usually start cribbing because of boredom or pain. Usually, a 'stall vice'.
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