Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in racing thoroughbreds: a preliminary study.

  title={Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage in racing thoroughbreds: a preliminary study.},
  author={John R Pascoe and Giuseppa Ferraro and Julie Cannon and Rick M Arthur and John D. Wheat},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  volume={42 5},
Of 235 Thoroughbred racehorses examined with a flexible fiberoptic endoscope within 2 hours of racing to determine the frequency of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH), 103 (43.8%) had various degrees of hemorrhage in the tracheal lumen. Two of these horses (0.8%) subsequently had blood flow from the nostrils. Blood seemed to originate from the lung. Statistical analysis of frequency data for 191 horses which finished in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places did not show any relationship between… CONTINUE READING


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