Choke (Esophageal Obstruction)

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The word choke for me conjures up images of someone hovering over a table, unable to talk or breathe because a piece of food has lodged in their trachea or windpipe--fortunately, the Heimlich maneuver usually rectifies the situation. Choke is also used to describe a condition in horses, although it's a bit of a misnomer. The term choke in the horse refers to an esophageal obstruction, not an

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