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    Cribbing

    Electricians

    What is cribbing for an electric fence and how is it prevented or/and fixed?

    Asked by Patrick on 16th Nov 2020
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    R.A.C.ELECTRICS.

    "Not sure if this is the answer your looking for, but cribbing is a term for horses who lock their jaw on to a fence or rail and gulp in air.To prevent this some owners install an electrified wire which can easily be added to an existing fence. This option can prevent "cribbing" or chewing the tops of wood fences, as well as keeping horses from jumping, or prevent animal pressure on the fence. It is critical that the hot electrical wire does not touch the wooden fence. A range of insulators is available to allow an electrified wire to be erected on the top or interior of the fence. Offset type insulators will put the fence wire away from the existing fence, preventing animals from pressing against it. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 17th Nov 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Electrical Installations West Yorkshire Ltd

    "Basically cribbing is when horses are biting or chewing fence post making then breath heavy, the understanding is that an electric fence will help elevate the need to chew"

    Answered on 16th Nov 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report

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