So I've moved from the barn with the very stupid owner to hopefully a better place. Because of this barn owner my horse now cribbs! It really sucks since hes so young, she had my horse in a small paddock with to many horses so there was no grass and he wasn't getting enough food(was supposed to get 3 flakes in the morning and 3 at night with 3 scoops of compleate feed) but the other horses would push him away so he'd get almost none so he had not enough food in a small stressful environment and right across from him was a cribber. I asked her so maney times to move him to the 7 acre paddock where there where only 4 horses or somewhere where he wouldnt get pushed off his feed but she wanted to keep mares with mares and geldings with geldings, so by the time I found a barn that would take me my boy started cribbing! no now that my rant is over just wondering the things I can do to hopefully lessen his want to crib
Hes now on 160 acres with a herd of horses that he gets along and is actually getting a little overwight(from being to skinny) he gets excersized regularly, I have tried cribbing collars but found he cribbed more with them on and am scared to leave them on where he could get it caught on somthing. But is there certian suppliments and feeds that could help? also I've read ulcers can contribute to the problem, so I'm wondering what can be done to help since I've read theres really no cure.
Oh last question what exactly is colic surgury? I've read it only has a 50% chance of working but what exactly do they do?
There is bitterlicks you put it on stall doors to keep them from biting any surface. This would probably be only helpful in the stall though.
BitterLick's! Anti-Horse Cribbing Solution #1 Rated Used by the World's Best Barns
This may also help for your question about colic surgery.
Colic Surgery Guide - HorseChannel.com