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Seems to have choke. Shakira 29. She only has grinders on…

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Seems to have choke. ...

Seems to have choke.

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Shakira 29

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Shakira?

She only has grinders on one side. Have been feeding wet senior feed. Since it is freezing I could not wet it since it froze before she could eat it. She is a very slow eater and not very interested. She is in good flesh but it is a struggle to keep her so.

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Horse Veterinarian: Doctor.A, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

It appears as though you have a concern about your horse having choke. Is this still the primary concern? What signs are you seeing

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Horse Veterinarian: Doctor.A, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

choke can be a very serious event. While in the person it causes respiratory obstruction, in the horse, it the esophagus (where food goes).
This does not mean it is something to be ignored though. Without attention from your veterinarian it can cause problems with swallowing, inhaling saliva, and in really bad cases can lead to pneumonia.

My recommendation is that your vet comes out to pass a tube to clear the obstruction as soon as possible.

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