We had a member on here post some pictures of choke about a year ago so when it started this morning I was pretty sure of what it was. The farrier was here and my mom threw some alfalfa cubes out for the horses in the paddock. The alfalfa cubes are for Pistol, but I soak them before I give them to him. I geuss he thought he was man enough to eat them dry. When he started coughing I watched for a while trying to figure out if he inhaled dirt becuase it is insanley windy today or if he was having a problem. I decided he was choking. My farrier climbed over the fence and started massaging his throat and he coughed up green mucous and then it started coming out of his nose. He worked with him for a few minutes and told me to put him in a stall and only give him water for an hour or two. I checked on him after an hour and he was still coughing but the mucous is clear now or well, kind of white-ish.
I called the vet and she said to give it another hour and watch him then if he seems ok, give him a small amount of wet feed to see if he can swallow it or if he has issues. She wanted me to give him banamine or ace but I only have tube banamine and I gave the ace to a friend that needed it. So I'm just waiting. I texted a friend that said she does have injectable banamine but she's a half hour away and I am supposed to check on him in about 30 anyway. I came up to the house to get a shower.
I'm worried though about making the decision as to whether he's ok or not. I wonder if I should just have the vet come on out? My farrier said he'd come back out if I called him... Ugh. What should I do?