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    06-27-2013, 08:43 PM
My racing quarter mare bleeds when she is stressed or it is really hot. She was retired from the track for bleeding after workouts.
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    06-27-2013, 08:57 PM
I would get her scoped if she has breathing issues and now a bloody nose. I had to retire my old eventer from heavy riding because he developed EIPH (exercise induced pulmonary hemorage) and would bleed from his left nostril about 30-60 minutes after exercise. Not a death sentence but I had to be very careful about dust in his bedding and hay after that so I wouldn't aggravate the issue.
    06-27-2013, 10:09 PM
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Bleeding from the nose is not normal. Keep an eye on her.
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    06-28-2013, 10:09 AM
When I say that this has happened before, I mean that it has happened probably two or three times in the four years that I have had her. The blood is not flowing so fast that I can actually see it moving- does that make sense? It wasn't that heavy of a stream. I'm assuming that it was from her rolling, and then snorting.

I cleaned her up and then ran back in my house to grab my laptop. I did some research, found stuff similar to what you guys are saying, and then I posted this. It took about 15 minutes total, and the bleeding had stopped, she was totally fine, no other symptoms. She hadn't been worked that day, since it was muddy, and she wasn't in a fight with the other mare- all in all, she had a better day than I did!

I did call the vet about a medication for my other horse, and briefly spoke to her about Star, and she said that she was fine, since it was hardly any blood, she wasn't distressed, and it stopped.
    06-28-2013, 10:25 AM
I didn't take time to read other responses, so sorry if it's no longer bleeding or if you've already had the vet out.

But, please, call your vet and get them out there. My horse died unexpectedly and tragically of a suspected guttural pouch infection, as she had never showed any symptoms, which is common. Even though we had her on an IV fluid from the time she was brought in, she passed away hours later after having a steady nose bleed that we couldn't stop. The whole time, it was only a steady trickle, although at times, it did get faster.

I'd also get her scoped, since that is really the one way you can know. Even if it's stopped, that's not to say that the next time, it won't be the final nose bleed that does have more serious consequences.
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