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    12-06-2011, 06:14 PM
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Foal
rapid weight loss, nose bleeds and no energy, advice?

My 8 year old irish sports horse has recently lost a lot of weight, has become very tired and has no energy, whilst riding or just generally handling and has suffered nose bleed, this is a complete character change for her as she is usually quite lively, I have increased her feed and always make sure she has hay, this has all happened in the space of about 1 week or so. I want to add something to her feed, which is currently calm and condition and chaff, to help keep the weight on and give her energy, although not sure what to add, as I don't want her to become too hard to handle, she's a 16.3 and too strong at the best of times, any suggestions? I am also concered about the nose bleed and if they are connected.
     
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    12-06-2011, 06:16 PM
  #2
Showing
Why haven't you called the vet?

Rapid weight loss, lethargy, and bleeding from the nose indicate something seriously wrong.
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    12-06-2011, 06:19 PM
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Started
Call a vet immediately.
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    12-06-2011, 06:21 PM
  #4
Showing
It's already been said. There is nothing anyone can advise over the forum, please call the vet ASAP.
     
    12-06-2011, 08:53 PM
  #5
Started
Get the vet out. This should be considered an emergency situation.
     
    12-06-2011, 09:03 PM
  #6
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If your horse is having nosebleeds after a strenuous exercise then it's probably actually coming from the lungs. (still something to be concerned about). But if your horse is having unexplained nosebleeds with no obvious cause then that's a big concern and could actually be something that is life threatening. The fact that your horse has quickly dropped weight in a short time is most likey tied to the nose bleed. That and the lethargy, I would put in an emergency appointment call. Your horse could very likely have a life threatening issue.

I hope he's ok.
     
    12-06-2011, 09:04 PM
  #7
Trained
I hope you called the vet already.
     
    12-06-2011, 09:12 PM
  #8
Trained
Seriously? A week? Maybe this is a joke? I hope?
     
    12-07-2011, 08:47 AM
  #9
Weanling
If she has gone from energetic to lethargic and is having nose bleeds please call your vet and tell him/her what is going on. They will want to come see her to find out what is wrong. Nose bleeds in horses are nothing to mess with and are usually indicators of something much more serious. As mentioned above it is possible she has bled from the lungs if she over exerted herself but if she is lethargic it does not seem that this should have happened.
She could have gutteral pouch mycosis which is very serious, or equine sinisitus, or small tumours in her respiratory tract which can cause nose bleeds.
How long do the nosebleeds last? Are they just a trickle or a steady trickle that lasts for some time?
If she has a nosebleed you should put an ice pack under her eye to try to stop the bleeding.
Hope you call your vet and have this checked out soon.
     
    12-13-2011, 02:08 PM
  #10
Foal
The vet has been, was a problem to do with teeth as were not done by previous owner when she said they were, lungs all fine so no blood in them and nothing else wrong, blood has also been taken to double check she's all fine, so nothing seriously wrong, nosebleed was after exercise on a cold day, and happened the day this was posted, vet was called next day actually and an appointment was made.
     

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