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post #1 of 47 Old 09-06-2014, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Bloody Nose?

I've never had this issue before, but I ran my mare today and tied her to the trailer to eat on hay and alfalfa.
About 30-45 minutes after that the race was over and I went back there to take her and rinse her off and so forth.
I noticed she has some bloody liquid snot? Not very much at all just kind if tinged pink and clear like a runny nose.
She ran hard and when we came out of the arena she didn't appear to be breathing heavy, I eased her down to cool her off.
It wasn't dry, it was REALLY got and humid. During our run it was raining.

Could this be a small problem like a blood vessel? A poke in the nose from something in her hay? Or could it possibly be something worse. I will repeat this has NEVER happened before from correct memory.
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ALSO it was only there for not even five minutes. The arena is really close to home so when I got home she was perfectly fine.
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Have you called the vet?

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It sounds like she is a bleeder and has a broken vessel in her nose or in her lungs. These horses bleed after exercise such as a race because they dry out the passages and the vessels which are close to the surface are broken. They can be slight or severe. I know in race horses its treated with lasix. The way to diagnose it is to have your vet scope the horse after a race or heavy exercise. The intention is to see the bleeder in action. That said, it can limit a horses performance ability and they can be quite shocking in both appearance and volume. I would get a vet out to look the horse over and get their official recommendation. You would be hard pressed to get a vet to prescribe lasix without a reason for the prescription.
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Agree with Rookie, sounds like a bleeder.
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It's not uncommon and won't necessarily happen again.

The capillaries are very close to the surface and I have seen it happen after exercise, a bumped head, no apparent reason etc and have yet to know any horses where it happened more than once or twice or was at all an issue.

If it gets worse call the vet, if it starts happening regularly call the vet. Otherwise don't worry about it at all.

Doesn't even sound like she was really even bleeding, just pink tinged snot. Even if it does get worse I wouldn't worry too much about it, just call the vet to be safe and for possible treatment if he/she feels it's a problem.

Just want to reinforce it's probably not at all something to worry about, keep in mind what rookie said but I wouldn't lose sleep over it.
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Thank you so much! I will be keeping a very close eye on her. I will be checking nostrils after every exercise and if it happens again I will take her too the vet. I found out when she bled, one of my friends mares who was also at the arena bled as well and neither of ten have this history we know of. I informed them of what y'all said and they believe their mare was just scratched.
Either way I have heard of how severe this can be and if it happens again I'll definitely get her checked.
It worried me to bits.
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The good news about it is that it can be managed. Years ago my mothers first horse was a retired OTSB. He was a great horse but he was a bleeder. He was retired because the driver went into their last race wearing white and came out wearing red. The trainer felt bad and felt he was too good a horse to keep being put though that. It would be a different case now, because between lasix and other procedures it can be managed. In all likelihood your horse just had some dry nasal passages. Dry air and a really fine dust arena could dry things out pretty well.
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Thank you so much! I will be keeping a very close eye on her. I will be checking nostrils after every exercise and if it happens again I will take her too the vet. I found out when she bled, one of my friends mares who was also at the arena bled as well and neither of ten have this history we know of. I informed them of what y'all said and they believe their mare was just scratched.
Either way I have heard of how severe this can be and if it happens again I'll definitely get her checked.
It worried me to bits.
Very odd.

Yeah it could and likely is just be the occasional broken capillaries which are pretty much irrelevant but if she is a bleeder it could be more of a big deal.
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I have a bleeder and we manage it. She is an ex QH race horse and now she is my son's trail horse. I'd inform the vet and if it happens again have her checked so if it is you can be prepared. Rookie had great answers so no use repeating.
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