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post #1 of 2 Old 10-13-2014, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Carrots and choking

A friend mentioned that she knew of a horse that died when it choked on a carrot. I never cut mine and often feed large pieces as opposed to cutting into small pieces.. ?
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I have an old horse with missing teeth and he would definitely choke on a large chunk of carrot, shredded is the only way he gets them these days.

If you have a horse with good teeth that doesn't tend to bolt it's food then feeding them larger pieces of carrots is probably fine.

A horse usually doesn't die from choke because they can still breathe with something lodged in their throat. It can give them pneumonia if they aspirate food & saliva into their lungs or I suppose if the owner didn't get help for the horse it would eventually die from dehydration because typically they will not eat or drink while choking.
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