Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Dawsonville, GA
Yes, there was an article in the Medical section of Equus magazine about a year ago concerning a pony that gorged itself on persimmons and blocked itself. The colic was bad and might have killed it but the university where it was taken administered Diet Coke (no joke) to dissolve the fibrous fruity mass that was fermenting.
A very interesting read though I apologize that I can't link you to the actual article or even be certain which University handled the colic. The pony had the largest persimmons mass they had recorded but was cured in a few days without surgery.
Paige Easley Patty