OMIA:000241-9796 : Cribbing in Equus caballus (horse)

Categories: Behaviour / neurological phene

Mendelian trait/disorder: unknown

Considered a defect: yes

Cross-species summary: stereotypic repetitive oral behaviour

Species-specific name: Wind sucking; crib biting

Cite this entry

Nicholas, F. W., Tammen, I., & Sydney Informatics Hub. (2011). OMIA:000241-9796: Online Mendelian Inheritance in Animals (OMIA) [dataset].


Note: the references are listed in reverse chronological order (from the most recent year to the earliest year), and alphabetically by first author within a year.

2023 Cunha, R.Z., Felisardo, L.L., Salamanca, G., Marchioni, G.G., Neto, O.I., Chiocchetti, R. :
The use of cannabidiol as a novel treatment for oral stereotypic behaviour (crib-biting) in a horse. Vet Anim Sci 19:100289, 2023. Pubmed reference: 36824298. DOI: 10.1016/j.vas.2023.100289.
2014 Hemmann, K., Ahonen, S., Raekallio, M., Vainio, O., Lohi, H. :
Exploration of known stereotypic behaviour-related candidate genes in equine crib-biting. Animal 8:347-53, 2014. Pubmed reference: 24387899. DOI: 10.1017/S1751731113002346.
2012 Hemmann, K., Raekallio, M., Kanerva, K., Hänninen, L., Pastell, M., Palviainen, M., Vainio, O. :
Circadian variation in ghrelin and certain stress hormones in crib-biting horses. Vet J 193:97-102, 2012. Pubmed reference: 22040804. DOI: 10.1016/j.tvjl.2011.09.027.
2010 Litva, A., Robinson, C.S., Archer, D.C. :
Exploring lay perceptions of the causes of crib-biting/windsucking behaviour in horses. Equine Vet J 42:288-93, 2010. Pubmed reference: 20525045. DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2009.00025.x.
Malamed, R., Berger, J., Bain, M.J., Kass, P., Spier, S.J. :
Retrospective evaluation of crib-biting and windsucking behaviours and owner-perceived behavioural traits as risk factors for colic in horses. Equine Vet J 42:686-92, 2010. Pubmed reference: 21039797. DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.2010.00096.x.
2009 Albright, J.D., Mohammed, H.O., Heleski, C.R., Wickens, C.L., Houpt, K.A. :
Crib-biting in US horses: breed predispositions and owner perceptions of aetiology. Equine Vet J 41:455-8, 2009. Pubmed reference: 19642405.
Hothersall, B., Nicol, C. :
Role of diet and feeding in normal and stereotypic behaviors in horses. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 25:167-81, viii, 2009. Pubmed reference: 19303558. DOI: 10.1016/j.cveq.2009.01.002.
Parker, M., McBride, S.D., Redhead, E.S., Goodwin, D. :
Differential place and response learning in horses displaying an oral stereotypy. Behav Brain Res 200:100-5, 2009. Pubmed reference: 19162081. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2008.12.033.
2008 Parker, M., Redhead, E.S., Goodwin, D., McBride, S.D. :
Impaired instrumental choice in crib-biting horses (Equus caballus). Behav Brain Res 191:137-40, 2008. Pubmed reference: 18430476. DOI: 10.1016/j.bbr.2008.03.009.
2007 Mele, M., Gerber, V., Straub, R., Gaillard, C., Jallon, L., Burger, D. :
[Prevalence of hereditary diseases in three-year-old horses of the Freiberger breed]. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 149:151-9, 2007. Pubmed reference: 17461390. DOI: 10.1024/0036-7281.149.4.151.
2006 Christie, J.L., Hewson, C.J., Riley, C.B., McNiven, M.A., Dohoo, I.R., Bate, L.A. :
Management factors affecting stereotypies and body condition score in nonracing horses in Prince Edward Island. Can Vet J 47:136-43, 2006. Pubmed reference: 16579039.
2003 Bachmann, I., Audigé, L., Stauffacher, M. :
Risk factors associated with behavioural disorders of crib-biting, weaving and box-walking in Swiss horses. Equine Vet J 35:158-63, 2003. Pubmed reference: 12638792.
2002 Bachmann, I., Stauffacher, M. :
[Prevalence of behavioral disorders in the Swiss horse population]. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 144:356-68, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12174683.
Delacalle, J., Burba, D.J., Tetens, J., Moore, R.M. :
Nd : YAG laser-assisted modified Forssell's procedure for treatment of cribbing (crib-biting) in horses Veterinary Surgery 31:111-116, 2002. Pubmed reference: 11884955.
Nicol, C.J., Davidson, H.P., Harris, P.A., Waters, A.J., Wilson, A.D. :
Study of crib-biting and gastric inflammation and ulceration in young horses. Vet Rec 151:658-62, 2002. Pubmed reference: 12498408.
2001 McGreevy, P.D., Webster, A.J., Nicol, C.J. :
Study of the behaviour, digestive efficiency and gut transit times of crib-biting horses. Vet Rec 148:592-6, 2001. Pubmed reference: 11386445.
1999 Ludwig, C.C. :
Is cribbing an inherited trait? Veterinary Medicine 94:16, 1999.
Minero, M., Canali, E., Ferrante, V., Verga, M., Odberg, F.O. :
Heart rate and behavioural responses of crib-biting horses to two acute stressors. Vet Rec 145:430-3, 1999. Pubmed reference: 10755589.
Nicol, C. :
Understanding equine stereotypies. Equine Vet J Suppl :20-5, 1999. Pubmed reference: 11314230. DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.1999.tb05151.x.
Simpson, B.S. :
Behavior problems in horses: Cribbing and wood chewing (vol 93, pg 999, 1998) Veterinary Medicine 94:17, 1999.
Simpson, B.S. :
Is cribbing an inherited trait? Response Veterinary Medicine 94:16-17, 1999.
1998 McGreevy, P., Nicol, C. :
Physiological and behavioral consequences associated with short-term prevention of crib-biting in horses. Physiol Behav 65:15-23, 1998. Pubmed reference: 9811360.
McGreevy, P.D., Nicol, C.J. :
Prevention of crib-biting: a review. Equine Vet J Suppl :35-8, 1998. Pubmed reference: 10485002. DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.1998.tb05143.x.
McGreevy, P.D., Nicol, C.J. :
The effect of short-term prevention on the subsequent rate of crib-biting in thoroughbred horses. Equine Vet J Suppl :30-4, 1998. Pubmed reference: 10485001. DOI: 10.1111/j.2042-3306.1998.tb05142.x.
1993 Dodman, N.H. :
Comparison of two surgical methods for treatment of crib-biting in horses. Equine Vet J 25:169; author reply 170, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8467781.
Taylor, P.M. :
Comparison of two surgical methods for treatment of crib-biting in horses. Equine Vet J 25:170, 1993. Pubmed reference: 8467782.
1992 Hakansson, A., Franzen, P., Pettersson, H. :
Comparison of two surgical methods for treatment of crib-biting in horses. Equine Vet J 24:494-6, 1992. Pubmed reference: 1459070.
1987 Dodman, N.H., Shuster, L., Court, M.H., Dixon, R. :
Investigation into the use of narcotic antagonists in the treatment of a stereotypic behavior pattern (crib-biting) in the horse. Am J Vet Res 48:311-9, 1987. Pubmed reference: 3826875.
1986 Vecchiotti, G, Galanti, R. :
Evidence of heredity of cribbing, weaving and stall-walking in Thoroughbred horses Livestock Production Science 14:91-95, 1986.
1984 Turner, A.S., White, N., Ismay, J. :
Modified Forssell's operation for crib biting in the horse. J Am Vet Med Assoc 184:309-12, 1984. Pubmed reference: 6698864.
1982 Eikmeier, H. :
[To the judicial consequence of wind-sucking and weaving and difficulties during loading]. Dtsch Tierarztl Wochenschr 89:270-2, 1982. Pubmed reference: 6751770.
1981 Frauenfelder, H. :
Treatment of crib-biting: a surgical approach in the standing horse. Equine Vet J 13:62-3, 1981. Pubmed reference: 7238485.
Fricker, C., Hugelshofer, J. :
[Neurectomy combined with myectomy as an alternative to the classical Forssell surgical technic for crib-biting horses]. Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd 123:219-21, 1981. Pubmed reference: 7244614.
1973 Hermans, W.A. :
[Crib-biting and wind-sucking (author's transl)]. Tijdschr Diergeneeskd 98:1132-7, 1973. Pubmed reference: 4796009.
1966 Bruere, A.N. :
A modification of Forssell's operation for crib-biting in the horse. N Z Vet J 14:95-7, 1966. Pubmed reference: 5223673. DOI: 10.1080/00480169.1966.33645.
1960 Steele, D.G. :
[Crib-biting and wind-sucking in the Thoroughbred] Ganaderia. Revista del Sindicato Nacional de Ganaderia 18:74-78, 1960.
1959 Steele, D. :
Crib biting and wind sucking of the thoroughbred Kentucky Farm and Home Science 5:3,8, 1959.
1950 Hosoda, T. :
On the heritability of susceptibility to wind sucking in horses Japanese Journal of Zootechnical Science 21:25-, 1950.

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