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For over 300 years horse riders have seen blood at the nostrils during or soon after performance work in a percentage of athletically trained horses. The condition has been named Exercise Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage or EIPH, and affected horses are commonly known as "bleeders" or "bursters". With the advent of the modern endoscope, a flexible fibre-optic instrument, it has become appreciated that bleeding can be seen in the windpipe from one hour to several days after the exertion. Recent research has used radio-active blood cells to track these blood leakages from the lungs. The important conclusions from these investigations are (a) many more horses are bleeding internally than just the ones seen with blood at the nostrils, (b) in racing, most horses bleed at least once or many times in their career, (c) the blood is coming from the lungs during fast work. It is known that more than half of all racehorses bleed during racing, and some researchers have stated up to one hundred per cent. Bleeding is a common condition in horses resulting from normal training, racing or performing, and always has been.
Most types of horse are susceptible to nose and lung bleeding, Thoroughbred, Standard bred, Quarter horse, Thoroughbred cross and Arab horses. In addition to all kinds of racing, eventing, dressage, cross-country, show-jumping and driving, bleeding has also been found in horses kept for lighter recreational use. Where a horse is in work only seasonally or at irregular intervals bleeding can develop during periods of rest. When the horse is brought back into training, there is often unnoticed bleeding but there is notable distress and refusal for apparently unknown reasons. Bleeding is even known in heavy dray horses when they are asked for extra effort.
Why worry about bleeding? One consequence of bleeding is the probable formation of scar tissue. Clearly, over time, the oxygen exchange function of the lung may become reduced. Sometimes it is decided to euthanize "bleeding" horses. Researchers carrying out autopsy have seen signs of leakage from the lung capillaries. This is how the blood gets into the airway. The condition can become more severe if it continues for some years. It is obviously desirable to keep the lungs in good condition and racing fit for best performance from the horse.
Is there a positive test for bleeding? If bleeding is suspected the simple answer is to have the vet inspect the windpipe with an endoscope (known as 'scoping), one or more hours after vigorous exercise. A vet 'scoping horses is a familiar sight before race days in busy professional racing yards. There are other signs the horse owner can look out for. All horses have high blood pressure when running but, in a bleeder, it may be slightly raised. This is normal. Inspection of the horse after a workout may show that the nostrils are a brighter red than normal. There may be redness or red lines at the side of the eyes. Lung bleeding may result in the horse stopping for no reason. Racehorses rarely pull up as a result of bleeding, although they do sometimes. Racehorses will usually keep going, fuelled by adrenaline and competition with the other horses, but they can be bleeding from the lungs all the way. Another sign to look for is a dull dry coat, caused by poor circulation in the skin.
How can this nose bleeding condition be corrected? "There is no satisfactory treatment" states the British Horse Society Veterinary Manual 2003, recommending against any attempted first aid for "bleeders". The application of a fresh Equiwinner Patch, an inert signalling device, each day for ten days appears to rebalance the horse electrolytes.
Equiwinner Patches are used as follows. Horses having EIPH bleeding should not compete or race but should have walking exercise only for the ten days of Equiwinner Patches, and for a further five days. Alternatively the horse can be left to walk in a paddock for the fifteen days. Then the horse can be gradually returned to normal training. Normal training or competition can then be resumed with confidence.
The Equiwinner Patch is an inert device that works by fuzzy logic signaling, a new patented technology. Nothing from the Equiwinner Patch enters the body of the horse, so that the Equiwinner Patch is safe to use in all competitive sport and racing, and will not test positive. It is important to follow the use of the patches every day for ten days to reinforce the new habituation. Please always follow the Equiwinner Patches instructions provided withe the box of patches. It is to be hoped that every horse owner would wish keep horses in the best possible condition by use of this very simple device, the Equiwinner Patch.
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Caution! Other cases of nose bleeding, such as injury, and particularly those cases not directly associated with exercise, may have a cause other than the very common bleeding condition described above. These exceptional cases should be investigated by a competent person.
All our work is based on the science of aetiology, the investigation of the actual cause of normal conditions. For three hundred years or more blood has been seen at the nose during exertion for no apparent reason. The cause of the bleeding remained a mystery for so long because there was always an incomplete understanding of all of the factors affecting circulation in the horse. Now we have unravelled this long hidden mystery, and the result is Equiwinner. Equiwinner is the only product with a full money back guarantee. Equiwinner will never swab or test positive.