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Re: [RC] [RC] Choke and The Horse Article - Soli Sorokin

Not sure if I totally agree with the statement below, although since I
haven't read the full article,  I may well be taking it out of

I had a two year old choke on beet pulp a few years ago.  The horse
was being boarded at the time, and apparently it wasn't noticed until
a few hours later, when the colt was standing with his head drooping,
with stuff just pouring out of his nose, looking like he was about to
drop at any second. Vet was called, beet pulp removed, but some
aspiration had occurred, and we then battled a nasty case of pneumonia
for the next couple weeks. Horse had been in perfect health previously
and was not a food bolter. He hasn't choked again yet, and he's 7 now.
Could have been just a fluke, but it's my guess that the recovery
would have been much swifter had the choke been caught and treated
when it happened, not hours later. Lining the vet's pocket a little
is, to me, a better deal than lining it a lot when the horse or has to
be treated through complications of an untreated choke incident.


On 5/5/05, Ridecamp Guest <guest-owner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Susan said calling a vet
out on an emergency call for choke lines the vet's pocket
because most chokes resolves itself.

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[RC] Choke and The Horse Article, Ridecamp Guest