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    02-04-2009, 06:52 PM
  #11
Started
Baseball size or larger

Also everything this mare eats needs to be WET like soup !!
     
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    02-05-2009, 06:57 AM
  #12
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Peggysue    
baseball size or larger

Also everything this mare eats needs to be WET like soup !!
As I've read most of your feeding advice, may I ask why? I was told not to allow my mare (who has choked twice) to have too damp a feed as it allows it compact and makes it easier for her to more than she should in her mouth at once. Not disagreeing with your advice, just interested in your suggestion. If you want to know what she is fed, she gets lucerne chaff mostly and over winter she was also getting a premixed feed consisting of chaff, molasses, maize and pony pellets. She is also fed supplements.
Sorry for a hijack... just interested :)
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    02-05-2009, 08:51 AM
  #13
Started
It slows tehm down.. I didn't say DAMP I said WET like soup...so there are no clumps to choke on :)

The larger the rocks the less likely they are to try and eat them ... I just use a busted up salt block
     
    02-05-2009, 04:41 PM
  #14
Yearling
Okay thanks for that information :)
     
    02-05-2009, 08:00 PM
  #15
Started
NO problem ... it is confusing sometimes... when I first had to deal with it I like to went CRAZY literally ...
     
    02-05-2009, 10:23 PM
  #16
Trained
I used broken up salt licks until the pieces get too small -- say smaller than my fist. I definitely wouldn't put golf-ball size rocks in the feed dish. Horses SHOULDN'T eat rocks, but they shouldn't choke either. You can also put a bit of vegetable oil on the feed to make it more slippery. This helped my last choker a lot until she developed "normal" neck muscles. Really. I'm not kidding.

I'm not a fan of mushy food unless there are teeth issues or it's something like beet pulp. They can still scarf it down and choke anyway IMO. Go with the rocks and like suggested also -- the flatter feeding bucket so things spread out more.
     
    02-05-2009, 10:48 PM
  #17
Yearling
Peggy - I was a complete and utter mess when it first happened. Her vitals crashed in like 15mins... thank god for mobiles - my best mate helped me calm down through the whole thing and help my baby out... second time round I was more angry with myself for letting her scoff it cos my other horse had my attention.
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    02-06-2009, 07:36 AM
  #18
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Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle    
Peggy - I was a complete and utter mess when it first happened. Her vitals crashed in like 15mins... thank god for mobiles - my best mate helped me calm down through the whole thing and help my baby out... second time round I was more angry with myself for letting her scoff it cos my other horse had my attention.
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Sasssy's HR sskyrocketed, Respriration was SLOW, capreriallary refill was slow and I was standing next to her BOTH times it happened... this mare is the last one anybody would dream woudl choke she eats so slow it is unreal!!!


NM.. I don't mean mushy I mean SOUPY!!! A horse should not choke on mush .. as soon as they start chewing the saliva strats the breakdown process..
     
    02-06-2009, 06:47 PM
  #19
Foal
Not sure I would do the rock thing.

Maybe soaking her hay before feeding will help? Or a muzzle during her dinner and breakfast, like a grazing muzzle or a bar muzzle

Bar Muzzle - Horse.com

They also make feeders for horses who seem to eat to quickly, they can get a little pricey but will stop the choking.

Have you had her respritory and esophagus checked for any damages or blockage?
     

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