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[RC] Bloody Nose - Jonni

At the race track, they have horses known as "bleeders" Here is what I found
on a very fast google search:

**Bleeder: horse that bleeds from the lungs when small capillaries rupture
into the air sacs. The medical term is Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage
(EIPH). Blood may be seen coming out of the horse's nostrils. This is termed
epistaxis. Diagnosis of EIPH is typically made during a post-exercise
veterinary examination using a fiberoptic endoscope. The procedure is
referred to as an endoscopic examination. Less than one bleeder in 20 shows
signs of epistaxis (blood at the nostrils). Hot, humid weather and cold
weather are known to exacerbate the problem. The most common preventive
treatment currently available is the use of the diuretic furosemide
(SalixT). **

I'd talk to my vet right away if I was seeing blood in the nose. Might be
something simple, or might be life threatening......



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