Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
Afterparty it sounds like your pony suffered from choke, not the often repeated expanding stomach issue.
Great web site on beet pulp Linky
Yep, that is choke you're describing. I had a bad bout of that with my guy in february, even though his beet pulp had soaked over night. It is so scary, looks like hell, but isn't actually the horse gasping for air. We see about 10 cases a year at the equine hospital. It is a very real concern with beet pulp, as it seems to be the culprit more than half the time, but if you soak it well and make sure your horse doesn't gulp it down (which was the root cause of my horse's choke), you should be fine feeding beet pulp. It really does work wonders for putting on weight so I'd really hate to see people stop feeding it because they think their horse could die.