Nosebleeds?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Nosebleeds?

This is a discussion on Nosebleeds? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Nose bleeds in horses vit k
  • Foundered horse nose bleeding

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-10-2010, 02:49 AM
  #1
Trained
Nosebleeds?

Are they a serious thing?

Bundy has had two in the last few months. I don't really remember the first very well, it was a while ago, he was in the paddock, not sure if I had ridden or not.

He had another on the weekend at Jugiong Campdraft, I had been riding for a few hours, he rubbed on Rummy and left blood on the rein. It wasn't flowing or anything - Just kind of dribbling and it dried up nearly as soon as we found it.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-10-2010, 02:57 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Chinga got them when he raced, when horses are racing and they bleed three times then they are banned for life, but that is the racing world.

Understanding nosebleeds - Horses for sale, Equestrian news - Horse & Hound Here is an artical that helped me make sense of what nose bleeds are .
     
    05-10-2010, 02:40 PM
  #3
Yearling
There are three very serious potential causes for nose bleeds in horses. The fourth is just plain dry sinuses but it is important to rule the other three out because they can be life threatening. If there is no history of trauma then endoscope or radiographs are the way to figure out what is going on.

It could be exercise induced pulmonary hemmorhage (most often seen in race horses, and it would be happening during a hard workout usually), gutteral pouch mycosis, or ethmoid hematoma. The first two need immediate attention and diagnosis and the last one can be serious but is fairly treatable. Since it has happened a few times now I think a trip to the vet is warranted. You should at least put a call in and get their opinion on the matter. Good luck!
     
    05-11-2010, 08:45 PM
  #4
Trained
Thank you Tealamutt. I'll definitely give my vet a call if that's the case.
     
    05-11-2010, 08:53 PM
  #5
Trained
Exactly what Telamutt said. Good luck in figuring it out.
     
    05-11-2010, 08:57 PM
  #6
Trained
Thnks guys. I really hope it isn't anything serious - that would just be somethign I don't need right now, we have just gotten over two other issues! Ah well.
     
    05-11-2010, 08:58 PM
  #7
Yearling
Vitamin K deficiency can cause nose bleeds in humans..... maybe horses can get it as well?

I am guessing if it is a pulmonary bleed, he would not be able to breathe at all, because his lungs would be filling with blood. Just a guess.
     
    05-11-2010, 09:01 PM
  #8
Trained
He has been his normal self both times, not laboured, etc.
     
    05-12-2010, 12:16 AM
  #9
Yearling
Vitamin K deficiency can cause clotting issues in general because vit K1 is what is used to make platelets. It is not a very common thing in horses and you'd probably see it in the rest of the herd. EIPH is usually fatal, and since it isn't happening during hard work that is somewhat ruled out (but not entirely). Best of luck to you, bloody noses are so scary, hope it turns out to be just dry sinuses!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Equine nosebleeds - help? AussieDaisyGirl Horse Health 8 11-21-2011 09:02 PM
Nosebleeds????? dinglehead Horse Health 2 02-12-2008 10:04 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0