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post #1 of 4 Old 03-28-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Nose Bleed - help!

I was wondering if anyone has any advice. I have just bought a 9 year old danish warmblood. Since buying him he seems to have a few issues that werent evident when i bought him. When he's being ridden his breathing sounds deep and quite heavy and chesty and he always has a good cough as soon as we start trotting which then doesnt re occur during the schooling. He has started to get quite worked up pulling and jumping around doing a few mini bucks and rears and when he does this he usually gets about 2 or 3 nose bleeds after he's been ridden. Could the breathing, stress and nose bleeds be related? I have spoken to the vet who thinks its just normal to have a nose bleed when he gets worked up but should i be worried? It is only out of 1 nostril and starts mucusy but then turns very red. he passed a full five stage vetting when i bought him 2 weeks ago.
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-28-2010, 11:57 PM
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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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the heavy breathing and coughing sounds like it could be heaves to me
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-30-2010, 06:55 AM
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Nose bleeds are normal/common and nothing to worry about if they are coming only from one side of the nostril, if they are coming from both I would be worried.

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