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Re: choke

I have had horses choke, but never as badly as yours. What did he choke on?
I think it sounds like there is more going on than just the choke.
 Maybe he has messed his whole metabolism up by the stress and now not
eating. Have you considered pain meds ( they have a VERY sore throat --
swallowing hurts -- and not eating and drinking well causes a whole new set
of problems ), and probiotics to keep his gut full of "happy bugs".
I would not be working this horse. He has not recovered yet.
Keep trying with the vet. I assume this is the only one available to

Good luck,
----- Original Message -----
From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 9:39 AM
Subject: RC: choke

> Barbara Marcius
> Hey Folks,
> Have dilligently tried to search the archives on this subject to no avail.
Would any of you who have experienced this horror please e-mail me privately
in case this has already been covered?
> Here's the sad story.  7 year old Arab gelding choked for the first time
last Thursday pm.  In 28 years of owning horses, I've never seen this, and
never want to again. Had the vet out for a 2 hour visit.  Said it was the
worst case he'd ever seen in his career.  Tubed him repeatedly till his nose
was bleeding.  Said we'd pretty much gotten it all, that he would be just
fine.  Well, he's not.  This vet is VERY hard to get ahold of, and still
hasn't returned my calls, because "it's not an emergency". The gelding acts
like he's 80 years old, very lethargic, wants not a whole lot to do with wet
grain, only wants wet alfalfa, and not eating tons of that either. This is
normally a very busy alert horse.  Anyone have a clue if this is just normal
after such an event?  C'mon guys, the vet said no big deal, start riding him
as usual.  Gut feeling says no way.  Any comments from you ridecampers?
This is very scary stuff.
> Barbara
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