Flaman wrote:Hi, this could be a guttural pouch mycosis, which is a fungal infection in the guttural pouch which erodes the internal carotid artery wall thus causing the bleeding after exercise, this was my horses' symptom. Google this and read to see if you think your horse has these symptoms, it can be treated successfully if treated early.
I had a gelding with bright red blood trickling out of his nose last year post exercise, called my vet and he said stop any exercise STAT and when we scoped him, found the fungal infection, inserted a urinary catheter into each guttural pouch and sutured them to the nostril and blew the catheter balloons up with saline (to hold them in place). Once a day for 14 days I had to deflate the balloons and flush sterile water into each tube, this was to clear up the fungal infection in the pouches. I was able to do on the farm treatment as the horse was quiet and allowed me to treat him, some horses hate this and will try to rub the catheters out of their nose and have to be kept inside or at a clinic for treatment. It worked well and a year later, he is fine and have not had a recurrance.
Flaman wrote:My horse never had blood in the pouches either, just a fungal infection, ask your vet if he was looking for this or not. Blood or discharge from one nostril is usually due to guttural pouch issues. Might not hurt to get another opinion, or at least read the info on the internet about the mycosis and see if it sounds like what your horse has. Hope everything goes well.
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