Originally Posted by Chevaux
I used to have an old boy. By the time he passed on he had some of his front teeth and only a couple of molars left. I had trouble with him choking even though I was wetting down all his feed. I solved the problem by lowering his feeder from chest height to knee height. What hay he did get was fed on the ground or floor. He had no more incidents after that.
Oh wow! I can't believe he did so well without all those teeth! I feed her at ground level, I guess I just really need to start soaking her food.
Originally Posted by SueNH
I've got an older mare that chokes. I feed her in a 150 gallon stock tank I had that leaks. I spread her feed out along the bottom of it. Couple round river rocks slow her down even more.
That's a good idea!
Originally Posted by SMMJessee
That makes sense. I'm definitely going to start soaking it then! She does eat it really fast. I started feeding her from a huge pan so it's spread out because she would try to fill her whole mouth then start chewing. That's a good idea, they have some half sized salt blocks at our feed store that would fit perfectly in the pan I have.
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Ya a salt block is what I use and it works, even the flower girls pad was zebra that's crazy lol
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I might pick up a salt block and try that. And yep we had a lot of zebra :)
Originally Posted by snootyfox
Have an equine dentist check her teeth. As horses get into their senior years they can develop dental issues as teeth begin to expire which can cause chewing issues. If she is having trouble chewing and swallows large boluses of feed matter she will have continued episodes regardless of all the soaking and measures to slow down her eating. I have six horses over the age of twenty and one at 34 who all have routine dental check ups to prevent such issues -one which has a history of choke.
I have a list of names to call, I just need to call and set up an appointment. I just moved her a few months ago so I have to find a new equine dentist. It has been almost a year since her last float and I know she's due for another.