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1. a stroke with the tongue, normally used in cleaning the coat or ingesting a substance from a flat surface. See also licking.
2. a mixture of salt plus other macro-elements, especially phosphorus, trace elements, vitamins and other feed additives, fed loosely in a box in the field or indoor housing. The objective is to get the animals to ingest small amounts daily by licking the mixture; salt hungry cattle may eat larger amounts. May be consolidated into a block which encourages licking. Called also mineral mix.

acral lick dermatitis
see acral lick dermatitis.
lick dermatitis
see lick granuloma (below).
feline lick granuloma
see feline eosinophilic granuloma complex.
lick granuloma
called also lick dermatitis; see acral lick dermatitis.
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Blocks and buckets are already used as part of his ewe management system and Mr Owen hopes the licks will help him get the most from his forage this winter.
Many animals at the zoo have salt licks including camels, tapirs, Barbary sheep and reindeer.
Some dogs will lick their feet to the extent that a red, shiny sore called a lick granuloma develops.
For example, a cat with arthritis might lick the painful area before the signs of lameness or pain become obvious to the owner.
It is good to note that licks are only used to supplement the most limited nutrients.
In the Neotropics, mineral licks are common in western Amazonian lowland rain forests (Ferrari et al.
In areas of the country which have snowy roads in the winter, salt licks can actually save not only the lives of animals but human ones too
Late winter or early spring is the optimum time to establish new mineral licks or to recharge existing lick sites.
In addition, said Scutti, 1,000 Licks is a product "with a heart," It provides support to organizations that promote responsible pet care, humane education, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets.
Mick Kinane flies in from Dubai to partner Forty Licks for Englishman Ian Jory, who also saddles Chiquitin (Johnny Murtagh), fifth in the 2006 World Cup.