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QUESTION: hello sir. if my horse is bleeding through its nostrils, immediately what should i do before approaching the vet?

ANSWER: hi  when bleeding through the nose means that is has come up from the lungs or has a broken blood vessel in the head somewhere. i would always run cold water over the head till your vet gets there at the horse. that will help slow down the bleeding , but will not stop the bleeding.  thanks ED HESS

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QUESTION: hello sir, how can i get to know that my horse has broken blood vessel in the head somewhere and bleeding through nostrils?

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HI  IF YOUR HORSE BLEEDS DURING A RACE LIGHTLY , THEN I WOULD EXPECT THAT HE HAS BROKEN A SMALL BLOOD VESSEL IN THE HEAD. IF THE HORSE BLEEDS VERY BADLY, THEN I WOULD EXPECT THAT HE IS BLEEDING FROM THE LUNGS. THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE SURE , IS TO HAVE YOUR VET SCOPE HIM AFTER A WORK OUT OR RACE TO FIND WHERE HE IS BLEEDING FROM. USUALY THE VET PRESCRIBES A ANTIBIOTIC FOR A WEEK OR SO THE CLEAR UP AND INFECTION IN THE LUNGS ETC. ALWAYS USE YOUR VET WHEN YOU HAVE A HORSE THAT IS BLEEDING.  THANKS ED HESS

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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