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Epistaxis - nosebleed

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Epistaxis - nosebleed

Epistaxis means bleeding from the nose and is relatively common in horses. If your horse has a nosebleed don't panic! The nasal passages are full of blood vessels, so it can look like a lot of blood is coming from the horse's nose. Most minor nosebleeds stop within 15 minutes, so any bleeding that lasts longer than this should be seen by your vet.

Epistaxis (nosebleed)
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