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lick

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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If the thicket is very large (50 acres or more) I will subdivide it and make a mineral lick every 300 yards or so around the perimeter.