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post #11 of 47 Old 09-08-2014, 01:10 PM
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Another vote for "bleeder" or EIPH (exercise induced pulmonary hemmorage) if it happens again. I had a bleeder who started bleeding when he was 19, so instead of treatment we semi-retired him (no more eventing) and managed his environment. Dust makes it worse, so we soaked hay and slightly dampened his stall bedding.
Like others said, it is treatable, too, and likely worth it for a performance horse still in their prime.

Or, it could have been a one-off incident, either a busted vessel, like humans get time to time, or a scrape in the nostril from a stem in the hay.
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post #12 of 47 Old 09-10-2014, 02:35 PM
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Mine had a nosebleed last week, called the vet, had a scope and nothing... Vet said it was a one off (first time in over years with him). Worth calling the vet as there can be LOADS of different causes. May be the same as Budley and just a one off or could be something more sinister. Scope is well worth it for the peace of mind you get (although don't look at the sceen if you're squeamish - I needed a couple of hot chocolates after trying to be brave for the pony :p)

ETA I found him out in the field with his nosebleed after having a trot round all afternoon apparently!
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post #13 of 47 Old 09-14-2014, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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Here's an update :

Despite the trickle a few weeks ago we were going to wait until a second one happened. That happened tonight.
After exercise we arrived at home and my dad was completely shocked. We shined the light on her nose and she had a MASSIVE nosebleed. Her lips were covered. I cleaned her nose and we are making an appointment with a vet ASAP.
I'm extremely worried about her, she doesn't seem to be in pain but I know the horse never shows that she is in pain and it doesn't stop her from trying to please me.
This Wednesday SHOULD be when we go in for her second lameness exam and to have her scoped to see the cause of bleeding.

If you please, those who believe I would appreciate some prayers for good news
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post #14 of 47 Old 09-14-2014, 12:37 AM
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Aww. I was hoping it was just the little normal capillaries. Sounds like it is more.

Wonder how your friends horse is doing?

I'm sure it was pretty scary but I would try to relax. See how things go Weds. If it happens again to that extreme I would be safe and get the vet out as an emergency. Hopefully she holds of until then.

I wouldn't worry about it hurting, it doesn't seem like something that would hurt unless she has an injury or something which it doesn't sound like.

Good luck Weds! Hopefully it's something minor and fixable.
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post #15 of 47 Old 09-14-2014, 12:51 AM
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How old is she?
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post #16 of 47 Old 09-14-2014, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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How old is she?
She is fourteen going on fifteen years old.

The other horse hasn't been exercised. I was actually supposed to work her for the girl last night but they didn't bring her.

I was just thinking the exact same thing, I would make an emergency call if it were that bad again. She is on complete pasture rest until Wednesday, and I've been off riding my four year old since he needed to gain more weight (another thread blah blah) so I may just fool around with him to keep me occupied.
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post #17 of 47 Old 09-14-2014, 05:34 PM
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It might not be dire news. My horse gets nosebleeds, usually irrespective of exercise, and my vet attributed it to capillaries in the nasal passages that are sensitive, as with people who are prone to nosebleeds.
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post #18 of 47 Old 09-14-2014, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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It might not be dire news. My horse gets nosebleeds, usually irrespective of exercise, and my vet attributed it to capillaries in the nasal passages that are sensitive, as with people who are prone to nosebleeds.
I know I'm just worried that I'll have to spend more than I can afford for injections and her nasal issues. If that's the case I just won't be able to run her anymore.
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post #19 of 47 Old 09-14-2014, 10:47 PM
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We will see. It's usually much more minor than that I think.

My sister used to get bad nosebleeds very regularly. It got to the point where they were talking about cauterizing the inside of her nose. Luckily her nose toughened up and she outgrew them (started with a fall ice skating).

Is something like cauterizing even an option for a horse?
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post #20 of 47 Old 09-14-2014, 11:00 PM
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My horse has had 2 nosebleeds throughout my ownership of him. The first was after a lot of exercise on an extremely hot day, and it was a lot of blood (well, a lot to a human, not much to a horse). The second was just last week, just a trickle of blood from his nose. I never had a vet come out as it was never frequent enough to be a concern.
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