This sort of sounds like a rescue type situation so thank you:)
1. Can you link the specific Liberty feed? I went to their website but they have several offerings:)
2. Is he a bonafide cribbed that “burps” every time he bites down or is he the lesser evil of simply chewing wood and and destroying corner posts in the board:)
I have never dealt with a bonafide cribber but I do have a wood chewer who is now 26 and never did make it to the legitimate cribbing level. He nearly stopped his wood chewing when I put him on magnesium malate
, NOT magnesium oxide.
I say “nearly stopped” because the only time he goes after the barn post now, is when I am brushing him, and he thinks I should have been done ten minutes ago, so he can go to pasture
He is an anxious horse with environmental allergies. He was on the magnesium malate three years and just did not need it anymore.
I bought mine from this company and give them a solid five star rating, on all fronts:) https://performanceequinenutrition.com/
3. Omeprazole. Ulcers go along with being anxious but maybe the omeprazole isn’t working. If your horse is also dealing with hind gut issues, omeprazole will not do one thing to help.
I have had much better luck
with Egusin. The entire Egusin plan is pricey but it works on both gastric and hind gut issues. You have to feed the 2-phase regimen in its entirety:) Egusin
4. Gaining too much weight too fast. Take your horse completely off bagged feeds or ration balancers. All of them are still too high in calories and NSC for horses who get fat on air:)
Find yourself a quality condensed
vit/min supplement and feed with 1/2 or one measuring cup of hay pellets. In the U.S. the go to is Timothy pellets and mix the supplements with a bit of water to keep them from blowing out:).
When the grass is lush, I only use 1/2 measure cup twice daily. We do not see severe winter in my area so I generally up that to only 3/4 cup twice daily because one horse is IR and the other thinks he might want to be:)
I hope this is some help:)