Originally Posted by usandpets
First things to check are for worms and the teeth. After that, feed the best quality hay possible 24/7. You don't want to feed straight alfalfa but you also don't want to feed brown, weedy nasty hay. A good grass hay would be good. Some may say to feed a senior feed. Personally, I like beet pulp.
What are you feeding her? Does she inhale her feed? What caused the choke? How many times a day do you feed her? All this needs to be known before we can advise.
Like I said, I like to feed beet pulp. I don't care for the shreds. We use rolled beet pulp. I'm not sure if it was shreds or pellets that were rolled to break them up. They're similar in size to oatmeal but thicker. We get it from a local feed mill. You only need to soak it for about 1/2 hour in hot water. They won't colic on it no matter how much you feed them. Just becareful about how much molasses it added to it. Less is better.
It may take a little time for them to get used to eating it. One of our mares wouldn't touch it at first. We had to add it to sweet feed for her to eat it. After a little while of slowly increasing the pulp and decreasing the sweet feed, she attacked an unopen bag of the pulp.
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I can't really feed her hay because she does get choked on that, I have been feeding her Standlee Alfalfa Pellets, she does great on that. I was also thinking of switching her to DuMOR EquiStages or DuMOR® Senior. I feed her 2 scoops, (each 1 pound) in the morning and the same at night. I might try a good grass hay, and dampen it a touch, maybe that will be good for her. All the grass in the field has died, so she doesn't have much to munch on.