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  • Horse coughing choking

 
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    05-10-2009, 01:45 AM
  #1
Trained
Choking Horse

ARGH!

What a long and frustrating night it has been with Nelson. I got a phone call around 7:00pm from my MIL saying that Nelson was showing signs of something not being right - so my Hubby and I drove out there to see what was up, and I instantly saw signs of him choking.

His head was low, coughing, gurgling, and the drainage coming out of his nose and mouth.

So I called the Vet and she came out right away. Little did we know how much work we had to do, just to get this fixed.

Nelson faught, and I mean really fought the vet whenever she tried to get the tube up his nose - even with him being heavily sedated and with a twitch.....he still fought.

Finally, after 2 hours of fighting, struggling, rearing, striking - she FINALLY got the tube into his throat, and dislodged the grain.......least, so we thought.

After she finished, Nelson was really out of it - and I was given instructions, one being check up on him in an hour.....

So an hour later, Hubby brought me out to the barn to check up on Nelson - and he was showing the same signs as he was when I first saw him.

He was still coughing, doing this heave like action like when someone is about to throw up, and drainage.....*sigh*

So I called the vet again - at midnight - and told her what was going on. She said to check up on him in the A.M and call her to come back out. He should be ok over the night - "should????"



I don't understand? She got the tube down into his stomache, and pushed the compaction through. But when she attached the hose to the pump thing that was in the bucket of warm water and this oil stuff - the liquid wouldn't go through.....

I don't know if that means anything? She did get the tube into this stomache.

*sigh*

I am so stressed right now, sick to my stomach.

Am I going to go out to go out to the barn in the A.M and find a dead horse?
     
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    05-10-2009, 03:51 AM
  #2
Started
:\ This is really upsetting.

I don't know very much about horses and choking. Only stopped by to say that I hope for the best.

Keep us updated.
     
    05-10-2009, 07:35 AM
  #3
Weanling
Poor Nelson! My thought's and prayers are with you both tonight.
     
    05-10-2009, 07:44 AM
  #4
Foal
Oh dear! I hope he will be okay.

My thoughts are with you.


Onetime when me and my friend were staying at our grazing overnight we went out to give the horses there evening feeds and then went into the house to have our tea, when we came back eppy was standing over his bucket with his head down low heaving and coughing. It was pitch black and we were freaking out, we had no way of calling a vet or anyhthing and stood there rubbing his neck and trying to get him to drink. After a while he just stopped heaving and continued eat. One of the most terrifying nights of my life. But after that he was fine and I hope and pray that your boy will be too.

SJL
     
    05-10-2009, 08:07 AM
  #5
Trained
Thanks guys, I appreicate your warm words.

Hubby took me out at 2:30am to see him, and he seemed much better. "Seemed" because I am no vet - but he was no longer coughing, and no longer gurgling in his breathing.

Yet, drainage was still coming out and no poop nor any water was drank.

This morning, my MIL called me at 7:00am telling me he is not looking good at all and to get my vet back out - so I called her, and she's on her way.
     
    05-10-2009, 09:40 AM
  #6
Green Broke
MIEventer, I'm keeping you and Nelson in my thoughts and prayers today. Please let us know how he is doing.
     
    05-10-2009, 11:57 AM
  #7
Banned
Im keeping both you and Nelson in my prayers:)
     
    05-10-2009, 12:46 PM
  #8
Weanling
Alot of horses seem to resolve their own choking issues fairly well on their own. I hope that it works out for Nelson that way, where he just might need a little more help to keep his airway clear :) Keep us updated!!!
     
    05-10-2009, 01:06 PM
  #9
Weanling
My Goodness! I hope all turns out all right.
     
    05-10-2009, 03:51 PM
  #10
Trained
Ok! GOOD NEWS!

Well, the vet came back out today to check up on him, and he was still choking. So she tried to tube him again and after 1 sedation he didn't fight as hard as he did last night.

My Vet worked hard trying to get that grain dislodged from his throat, but what ended up happening - is that the tube bent right at the blockage, and headed back up and came out the other side of his nose.

The hose had to be cut, and we rushed him to the vet clinic.

So, at the vet clinic, he was sedated again and put into this protective secured space and then we had him scoped.

So much inflamation - the poor guy. But then the vet tubed one more time and this time, she ended up flushing the blockage out this time, by sticking a funnel at the one end of the tube she was holding, and poured warm water in through the tube to allow everything to drain out of his nose.

Out came the blockage - yay.

Scoped him one more time to check everything out, and he's good to go - aside from the serious inflamation from the tube going in and out, in and out, in and out for 2 days.

So he is at home now, totally back to his normal perky self, on stall rest. He is on full antibiodics, inflamatories and bute. His grain has to be soaked into soup, and he has to be pumped with electrolites.

So yay he's doing great! A huge relief and weight off my shoulders - and now we can move forward.

$750.00 later..... and on only 3 hours of sleep - lol BUT my Boo is doing great now!
     

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