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Is Your Horse Choking?

If your horse is choking, it can be a serious and potentially life-threatening condition. Horses can choke on food, especially if they eat too quickly or are given food that is too dry or difficult to chew.

Here are some signs that your horse may be choking:

  1. Difficulty swallowing
  2. Coughing or gagging
  3. Drooling or excess salivation
  4. Stretching the neck out
  5. Repeated attempts to swallow
  6. Respiratory distress
  7. Anxiety or restlessness

If you suspect your horse is choking, it is important to contact your veterinarian immediately. Your veterinarian may recommend that you remove all food and water from the horse's reach until they arrive. They may also advise against trying to remove any lodged material from the horse's throat, as this can cause further damage. Treatment may involve sedation, passing a nasogastric tube, or even surgery in severe cases.

It is important to take steps to prevent choking in horses by feeding them properly and making sure they have access to fresh water at all times.

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