Can Paint Horses Choke ?

Can Paint Horses Choke

Did you know that Paints and other types of horses can choke on food, water, grass and even some treats? If for any reason you suspect your horse is choking or unable to swallow his food, call your vet immediately. Horses choke when poorly chewed food gets stuck in their throats causing them the inability to swallow. Although choking, your horse can still breathe. Horses that are choking are usually anxious or standing tense trying to swallow. Because their throat is blocked, saliva and food may start to come out of the nose. Most vets recommend not giving your horse water to ease the blockage. Instead, the vet may sedate your horse in order to help the horse relax and his throat muscles to relax so that the food can pass. Your veterinary clinic Marietta, GA may also need to run a tube through your horse’s nose to his stomach to flush it. Visit this site for more information.

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