Crib-biting - definition of crib-biting by The Free Dictionary
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An injurious habit of horses in which they bite at the edge of a feed trough or other object and swallow air at the same time.
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a harmful habit of horses in which the animal leans on the manger or seizes it with the teeth and swallows a gulp of air
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Over the last couple of weeks I've picked up all the vices going - weaving, crib-biting
, box-walking (what did you think I was going to say?) - because Cheltenham has taken an age to get here.
Risk factors associated with behavioural disorders of crib-biting
, weaving and box-walking in Swiss horses.
Among the abnormal behaviours, crib-biting
was the only one that was observed and only in two mares.