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    07-05-2010, 03:04 PM
  #1
Weanling
Not Colic - Choke

I have the Colic thread below, but After calling a vet this is quite a distance away, since ours is MIA, and talking to them - we think she is actually choking. That explains the mucus and gagging.
She is still gagging every 5-10 minutes and acting depressed in general.

I am not sure rolling and sweat come with choking, but. . .

They said they can come out, but that is was best to get it a bit longer and see if it resolves its self, assuming it is choke, because it usually will. . .

So I'm going to call them to come out a 2:30 if she is no better


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Any advice?

You can read her symptoms here:
Read more: Colic right now - help
     
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    07-05-2010, 03:21 PM
  #2
Trained
Without the vet there, my best advice is to massage her throat and see it you can find the tighter spot where it might be. Perhaps give her mineral oil? I'm not sure if you WANT it to pass, or you want it to come back up, you'd have to ask. Keep her calm, make sure you get her teeth done/checked, and be aware of pnuemonia, I hear that can often follow choke.
     
    07-05-2010, 03:26 PM
  #3
Weanling
Yes! And pnemonia is a concern! Again - sorry about not having read the whole post in the other forum! I saw "colic right now" and read the first few of what was written and thought "Oh no!!!!! Been there... not fun!"
     
    07-05-2010, 03:27 PM
  #4
Weanling
She had her teeth done about 9 months ago, but she has a bit of an overbite, and so she doesn't chew as well as the others. That probably causes uneven wear, too.

The vet is on his way now. Not our usual vet, but anyone will do at this moment.
     
    07-05-2010, 03:37 PM
  #5
Weanling
Oh, don't feel bad - I often read just the first few posts. I'm glad you recognized the symptoms better than I had.
     
    07-05-2010, 04:26 PM
  #6
Yearling
Oh, that sucks. I had a filly choke once, and sweating and frantic rolling were a part of it. Glad the vet is on the way and hope they can give your horse some comfort. Please keep us updated.
     
    07-05-2010, 04:34 PM
  #7
Weanling
He should be here in the next 15 minutes
     
    07-05-2010, 04:41 PM
  #8
Foal
We had a mare choke before, massaging it her throat worked, but your case seems more serious, mineral oil should help.
     
    07-05-2010, 06:31 PM
  #9
Weanling
They can't get it un-lodged from the esophagus. . . He tried and tried.
He said unless it comes out by tomorrow, she MUST go on IV fluids - which are $360 a day and can only keep her alive for so long since she can't eat.
Surgery is up to $5k and in Lexington, Ky - I'm in WV.

We don't have it or anywhat to get it.

I don't know what to do :(
     
    07-05-2010, 07:30 PM
  #10
Weanling
I so sorry about this! I will pray for your horse. Choking is always scary! :C
     

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