So I just noticed my gelding doing this. He is only stalled for an hour a day. AT MOST. He only comes in to eat, once in Am and once in Pm. Otherwise he's out 24/7-365.
Yesterday he ate his dinner and nibbled on some hay. (Usually his face is head first in it for him to care about much else) and then he was waiting for me to come let him out. He started chewing on the door. He wasnt cribbing. I yelled at him and shooed him off the door. Then, he didnt do it again.
I read it can be due to a deficiency in diet or boredom.
1/2 pound Nutrena Empower balance
3 oz flax
1 scoop remission
1 scoop cosequin.
He gets that 2x a day. (Besides Remission and Cosequin he's only fed once in the Am.)
I've been meaning to get him a mineral block which I am goin to try to get today. I've never noticed him doing this. The only other thing I could think of is that he's muzzled from 8am-4pm. He does nibble on hay throughout the day but maybe it has something to do with that?? I'm not sure. He has to be muzzled because he foundered and we have no dry lots to put him on.
He didnt seem sick or colicky. He seemed normal and guy sounds were normal. Help??
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