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Re: [RC] Questions - Tom Sites

So Angie wants to know why horses that don't breathe thru their mouths cough?  It has nothing to do with breathing but everything to do with discharging air from the lungs.
The defination of a cough is... to expell air from the lungs in a noisy or spasmodic manner.  I had horses cough that had pneumonia  which is an inflammation of the lung tissue. 
I know horses choke and that defination is....to stop the breathing of by obstructing or constricting the windpipe. Those horses usually ate too much too quick.
It sounds to me that a cough and a choke are first cousins, as a cough comes from the lungs and a choke is a constriction of the windpipe, which is one step from the lungs if i'm not mistaken.  But i don't know.
I guess i don't find it odd that horses cough.  But i'm not a Vet so what do i know?
Does anyone know why the moon and the sun do not have a name?  Jupiters moons have names and Alpha Centauri has a name, so why not our sun/star and moon?

I believe she was asking about coughing, not choking.

Good Morning,
Angie asked if horses don't breathe thru their mouth why do they choke or something to that affect.  I didn't know they did not breathe from the mouth but i'd say since they do eat from their mouth and it goes down a passageway that there could be a tendency for a blockage and therefore a 'choke'.
Now here's my question in honor of the 40th anniversery of Man's first landing on the Moon.
Why is the Moon and the Sun called the Moon and the Sun? Other planets moons have names and other Suns have names, so why does our own moon and sun have no name?

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