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post #1 of 4 Old 07-05-2010, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Aspiration Pneumonia

If we are able to get our mare over her episode with choke, and we end up with Aspiration Pneumonia, talk to me about your experiences with it and the chances of recovery?
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post #2 of 4 Old 07-06-2010, 12:02 AM
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When Nelson choked, it was a 2 day epsiode. Long, stressful and draining. When I got him to the 2nd vet on the 2nd day, he was scoped, and the scope went directly into his lungs to see what was going on in there *this was after the choke was dislodged* and he found bits and pieces of his feed in his lungs - so, he was put on a strong dose of Pennicillian*Sp* that lasted him almost a week.

He was also put on Tucaprim *sp*after the pennicillian was finished.

I had to keep a close eye on his breathing for a while. There was a time where his breathing wasn't that great after a month from the incident, so she came out and did an examination, listening to his breathing and watching him work *walk, trot* - so he was put back on Tucaprim for another full dosage *until container ran out* and that seemed to nip it in the bud.

He's 21 and we're in full work now, Eventing and he's doing great! *knock on wood*

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post #3 of 4 Old 07-06-2010, 07:12 AM
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Well, I don't know much about pneumonia, except that it's bad. (Sorry, I know, not much help).

I just wanted to say that I hope everything works out for the best. Good luck to you and your horse, I know that things like this are no fun. Hopefully she'll recover! Best of luck!
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This morning, has green mucus - so not even nearly 24 hrs since she first choked, which is scary that it is showing up so quick, Aspiration Pneumonia, and I know it is ideal for antibiotics to be started before it sets in. . .
I've got the meds I need from the vet, so I pray for the best.
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