I just had the vet leave after having a mare that was experiencing Choke.
She started at about 11 this morning and I called the vet at 12.
I frst noticed that she stopped eating her grain and was standing funny.
I fed the other horses and returened to her. She was trying to throw up it seemed. I rubbed her neck and could feel the obstruction. She coughed and some nucous came out of ther nostrils. After going to the house to get my cell phone and taliking tot he vet he adised that I give her some time to see if it would dissolve on its own.
At 3 I called him back and he got here at 530. He flushed her out by tubing her and gave me antibiotics to prevent pnuemonia. SPelt that wrong forgive me.
This is the first case of this I have ever had. It is the mare that I bought for my birthday.
I am feeding her omolene 400 and alfalfa pellets combined.
The vet suspects the alfalfa pellets are the culprit.
He also suggested putting rocks in her tub to slow her eating down.
Anyone else have this issue and how did you deal with it?
All advice is wanted and appreciated. Thanks in advance. Shalom