Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
hmm the most common time I have heard of nose bleeds is after heavy work. Especially evident in tb's and standardbreds. Something about blood vessels in the lungs bursting or something. Someone else may know more detail about that
Another instance where nose bleeds can happen is when there is a lot of dry weather around creating more dust etc
IMO if its only a little straight during/after exercise I wouldnt be hugely worried. My old standardbred gets a little bleed here and there after exercise but it clears up quickly and there is never anything when not being exercised. I would worry more if there is bleeding at all randoms times and there isnt a lot of dry dust etc around
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