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post #11 of 17 Old 12-10-2011, 08:44 AM
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make her feed a mash .... some like it wetter then others

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #12 of 17 Old 12-10-2011, 10:30 AM
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My mare, who has never choked before, suffered a severe choke a few weeks ago. The vet said to put some big rocks (too big to get in her mouth obviously) in with her grain. So, every time she gets grain, she also gets two huge rocks on top of it. It makes her slow down and eat around them. Didn't cost me anything and she has had no problem emptying her grain bucket.
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post #13 of 17 Old 12-10-2011, 06:58 PM
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we have a few horses that choke regularly after we switched to a pelleted feed. so we began to soak it and that has elminated the choke. people did suggest adding a brick or to in the bottom of the bowl for them to eat around so they have to slow down. but i'm not sure how that works.


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post #14 of 17 Old 12-10-2011, 09:58 PM
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it's not always about slowing them down...many horses have mild RHL and that will cause choke because the little flap in the back of their throat doesn't close completely or at all

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #15 of 17 Old 12-13-2011, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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You said her teeth were floated, but you didn't say when.

Maybe try sprinkling salt in her grain, she may not be drinking enough.
You could also soak the grain to make it easier to chew and swallow.
They were floated like a couple months ago, and thanks everyone for the tips! And I have tried soaking her rice bran when she is only fed rice bran, no beet pulp, but she seems to choke more...

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post #16 of 17 Old 12-14-2011, 12:35 PM
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I FOUND THIS, WHILE GLANCING THRU AN OLD WESTERN HORSEMAN FROM 10/10.
http://porta-grazer.com/index.html


IT'S MORE EXPENSIVE. BUT, WITH A LITTLE IMAGINATION AND ELBOW GREASE YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN!
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post #17 of 17 Old 12-14-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Would that work for grain though?

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