Based on the trans-tracheal culture results the gelding was treated with oral antibiotics for 30 days. In addition, he was treated with systemic anti-inflammatory medication and systemic anti-arthritic medication. Once the antibiotic treatment was started, the coughing episodes subsided but were not completely abolished. The gelding began to gain weight and for the first time was seen laying down to sleep and roll in the pasture! A follow-up endoscopy performed at the end of 30 days of antibiotics revealed feed material within the larynx (Figure 3) and an intermittent dorsal displacement of the soft palate (Figure 4). Mild to moderate ulcerations were noted along the caudal edge of the soft palate when displaced. At this point, we were not sure what was going to happen once we stopped treating with antibiotics however based on the continued presence of feed material in the pharynx, it was assumed that a recurrence of aspiration pneumonia was soon to follow.