HC, After a choke their throats are raw and swallowing is painful, so it makes sense to me that he may not be eating or drinking normally yet
I would keep him by himself if you manage it, and continue with the soft food and monitor water intake if you can.
I'd be more worried about dehydration at this point - I check by pinching a fold of skin up on the neck and seeing how quickly it snaps back. I'd also be checking the color of his muscosa and cap refill.
However, if this was my horse, I would wait a few more days before calling the vet. To me, what you're seeing is to be expected in a horse after a major chocking incicent. That's not to say that calling the vet now isn't an excellent idea and what I call "cheap sleep" but that I don't think you're being horrible or neglectful by waiting. If at any point signs of dehydration increase, well, then yes, I'd be on the phone to the vet.
Last edited by maura; 07-14-2011 at 07:35 AM.