I've read a fair bit on this topic, and also dealt with it previously in a young foal many many years ago. It never happened again with that youngster and now I am in a similar situation but it's recurring and I had the vet out last night as it was quite bad. This happened at 4.30pm.
He was on another emergency call so I had to wait for him to get to me which was at 5.50/6.00pm, I massaged her poll to keep her head low and gently stroked the sides of her neck, by then she had cleared most of it as she tried to eat a bit of hay that was left, I pulled that out (I cleared all the hay out but a few strands were left) you could still see a bit of a lump up just at the top of her throat. He gave her a shot of sedative and that was that. I went back up to check on her at 11pm and she seemed fine, followed me down the field to see if there was anything for her to eat!
I would appreciate any hints or tips anyone can offer as I really don't want this to happen again and I know that when they take it once they generally take it again.
She's approx 2 and a half years old, she's a connemara x. (She's due to have her teeth checked at the end of this month).
She took a mild choke on two occasions over the last 4 months because she rushed her food. I placed a large mineral block in her feed which seemed to help and cut out the safe and sound. I always put my hay in first before they get any hard feed. Even though I do this she will barge through my donkey and try to eat his as well!
I recently once again started adding a small quantity of D&H safe and sound with her spillers hi fi.
I'm grasping at straws here but it seems every time I add the safe and sound to her feed she seems to develop choke. So I am removing that completely and will be thoroughly soaking the hi fi from now on to a nice slurry.
I will be waiting on tenderhooks now just in case she aspirated anything; although the vet did check her I still worry.
He's coming back out in a fortnight anyway to check a blocked eyeduct but still any suggestions/insights would be brilliant. Has anyone else fed chaff-type feeds and had the same problem?