Blood dripping from nose? What's wrong?

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  1. ahorseofcourse

    ahorseofcourse Senior Member+

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    Well yesterday morning I go and feed Trix and Dude and Trix's nose is dripping blood:confused: I have no clue why it was. So I clean it all out and when I go back around 2:00 in the afternoon to feed and see her again that same day it's still dripping blood. And again this morning I go to feed her and its still dripping. And then this afternoon its still dripping too. What could be wrong???:confused: :frown:
     






  2. Trace

    Trace Senior Member+

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    I would get a small flashlight and take a looksee up her nose - if you wipe the blood away and can't see a little cut or nick inside her nose then its time to call the vet.
     
  3. AllAroundRdr

    AllAroundRdr Senior Member+

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    I agree, I'd check for any obvious reason for it to be bleeding, but it doesn't sound like a cut/abrassion if it's been bleeding that long and hasn't coagulated on its own. -- Best to call your vet incase there's any trauma that's caused this ailment.
     
  4. ahorseofcourse

    ahorseofcourse Senior Member+

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    thanks for the replies ;-)

    I was going to look up her nose with a flashlight but I couldnt find one at the barn so I'll make sure to bring one tommorow.
     
  5. StormysGirl

    StormysGirl Senior Member

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    Stick a light up there. If you don't see anything, call the vet ASAP. Something big could be wrong in there.
     
  6. AppalosaCowGirl

    AppalosaCowGirl Senior Member

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    yeah I would be pretty worried. everyone else is right.. look with a flashlight and call the vet...

    does Trix seem to be in pain.. if/when you touch her nose?
    is she shaking her head? ect... check vitals and all the good stuff to
     
  7. lacy

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    Yeahhhhh.... A cut should have coagulated by now. I'd call the vet
     
  8. Amigo

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    bleeding from the nose can be causd by head traumas. if it hadnt stopped after a few hours id call the vet!
     
  9. me and morgan

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    For some reason my mare had done that a few times but there was a sinifgant change in weather we went for 80 to 60 over night ...her nose was alittle bloody had vet out ..nothing ....hasnt nappened since...weird..but thats not to say it cant be somthing else........
     
  10. mslwpk

    mslwpk Senior Member+

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    I think everyone has gave you some good ideas so there isnt anything I could add to it. But I hope she is ok.
     






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