What you see. The starting point for addressing any equine health related issue is your observation.


Bleeding from Multiple Locations


Widespread trauma or injuries in various places may cause a horse to bleed from multiple locations. If your horse is bleeding from the nostrils and ear, head trauma may be the cause. Horses with blood clotting disorders may bleed from multiple orifices and into multiple cavities.

Unless this condition is caused by obvious trauma, determining the cause of this problem may be complicated. Take some time to carefully watch your horse and assess their environment for any other problems. Share your findings with your vet.
  • Code Red

    Call Your Vet Immediately, Even Outside Business Hours

your role


What To Do

your vet's role

Questions Your Vet Might Ask:
  • What locations is your horse bleeding from?
  • Does it appear that this was caused by trauma?
  • What is the horse's recent history?
  • What are the results of the Whole Horse Exam (WHE)?

Diagnostics Your Vet May Perform

Figuring out the cause of the problem. These are tests or procedures used by your vet to determine what’s wrong.

Very Common
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Treatments Your Vet May Recommend

A way to resolve the condition or diagnosis. Resolving the underlying cause or treating the signs of disease (symptomatic treatment)

Very Common
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Author: Doug Thal DVM Dipl. ABVP