Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: west palm beach, fl
First I would check for ulcers, since he's off his grain for the most part. Then, I would work on fixing the cribbing.
I had a cribber for a while. He was really bad, he would take a bite, finish chewing, crib, repeat until his bucket was empty. Then he'd guzzle down a bunch of water, stand in the corner abd just go to town cribbing. We tried the metal over the wood...it chipped his teeth, but didn't stop the cribbing. So I tried a muzzle, he managed to hook the strip of metal on the front of it to the edge of the wood, and continue to crib. So we went with the collar. Worked wonders. He had to have it on all the time, except when being handled, so we bought those fleece seatbelt covers abd put them over the straps so he wouldn't get rubbed. We bought four, and would use two for a week, replace with the others, wash the two used one's and cycle them so the dirt abd sweat didn't cause problems. After I sold him, he was put out on 24/7 pasture, and the cribbing dwindled down. Now he apparently only cribs when stalled overnight for a show or camping trip.
So I would suggest the collar to stop the cribbing.