Monday, August 10, 2009

Bleeders - Some Insight from Barrel Horse News

Last month's Barrel Horse News featured a lengthy feature on Exercise Induce Pulmonary Hemorrhaging, or bleeding from a horse's nose, generally after intense exercise.
The article covers EIPH with great detail, listing new treatments not yet widely used amongst barrel racers.
With the middle of summer heating up and our horses running hard each weekend, EIPH can factor into our horse's performances more than we'd like. Though the article says we still can't be sure why horses bleed, there's a lot we can do about it.
Listing Lasics, Premarin, Omega-3s, Seramune and nasal strips as some treatment options. Check out the rest of the article to get all of the great details!

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