Pedigree Query

Capillary Health
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Author:  LKR [ Fri May 11, 2012 5:26 am ]
Post subject:  Capillary Health

Is there anything in particular that can help with the capillary system on a horse to aid in preventing bleeding when racing or working hard?

Author:  madelyn [ Fri May 11, 2012 8:23 am ]
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I have wondered if aspirin, which is a blood thinner, would help in the same way is helps to prevent strokes in humans.. the dosage would be far too small to be measured as an NSAID.

Author:  griff [ Mon May 14, 2012 4:56 am ]
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How would a blood thiner help prevent bleeding. Seems to me thin blood would "bleed" quicker that normal or thick blood???

I know from experience the blood thinner question is one of the first one that is asked at an accident for feer of internal bleeding, and the lungs are internal.


Author:  photofinish [ Mon May 14, 2012 6:10 pm ]
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Most vets tell you "no aspirin" on bleeders, so I would have to agree with Griff.

Supplementing with Vitamins K/C can help as well as...ah what the heck is that stuff?....hesperidan? It's in alot of bleeder supplements. I have had pretty good luck feeding a packet every day of Knox Geletin to bleeders, old timer remedy that works probably 65% of the time.

Author:  xfactor fan [ Tue May 15, 2012 8:36 pm ]
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There's something in the white part of citrus that supports capillary health.

Author:  madelyn [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:09 pm ]
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I found something called "Equiwinner" that claims to restore capillary health.

Author:  ratherrapid [ Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:54 pm ]
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if u're working the horse, try Xantax (if they still make it). It's an excellent anti EIPH product. Most EIPH heals itself fairly quickly with rest. if u're exercising a bleeder, even a mild one, strenuous work requires meds--Xantax, or if ur going really hard, lasix, or the condition will rapidly worsen. When I was at LA downs where the summer humidity is oppressive the trainers had all sorts of anti-bleeding concoctions. also -- avoid working a bleeder in excessive humidity if possible. i'd agree to avoid any blood thinner--asprin or vitamin E as it will worsen the coughing. ditto feeding alfalfa to a bleeder prior to work due to the high E content. Doubt i'd be overly enthusiasic about coagulants either as it seems that could easily cause blood vessel burst.

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