Cribbing is not a disease, but rather an inappropriate behavioural pattern in horses. Just as humans and other animals can sometimes exhibit obsessive-compulsive behaviour that is non-lethal but is nonetheless destructive, horses too will exhibit repetitive and habitual behaviours that are difficult to control.
A horse that is cribbing will place his upper incisors on a hard object, usually a pole or stall door, and suck in a large amount of air. This will make a gulping noise. The horse will do this repetitively. It is not usually related to nutritional disorders or underlying illnesses, but has been frequently linked to boredom or anxiety. Again, keeping in mind that this behavior is more of an annoyance than an actual health issue, cribbing, if left unchecked, can lead to some superficial health issues, such as the abnormal wearing of the upper incisors and enlargement of the throat muscles.
Herdz Stocks a cribing collars for horses to wear and sprays and paint ons that can be applied to fence posts and other items to prevent cribbing.
Herdz also stocks electric fencing equipment to help keep horses away from items that can be used for cribbign such as trees and fence posts