crib-biting


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crib-biting

(krĭb′bī′tĭng)
n.
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.

crib-bit·ing

(krib'bīt-ing)
A behavior disorder of horses in which the animal grasps the edge of an adjacent building fixture and presses down, raising the floor of its mouth, forcing the soft palate open, and sometimes swallowing air.
See: aerophagia
See also: wind-sucking