Update on Exercise-Induced Pulmonary Hemorrhage

Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2015 Apr;31(1):187-98. doi: 10.1016/j.cveq.2014.11.011.


Exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage (EIPH) is an important disease of horses that perform high-intensity athletic activity. EIPH is an ongoing concern for the racing industry because of its high prevalence; potential impact on performance; welfare concerns; and use of prophylactic medications, such as furosemide, on race day. During the last 10 years, significant progress has been made in understanding the pathogenesis and risk factors for EIPH and the impact of the disease on performance and career. This article summarizes the most recent advances in EIPH.

Keywords: Bleeding; Epistaxis; Equine; Performance; Welfare.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Hemorrhage / etiology
  • Hemorrhage / physiopathology
  • Hemorrhage / veterinary*
  • Horse Diseases / etiology*
  • Horse Diseases / pathology
  • Horse Diseases / physiopathology
  • Horses
  • Lung Diseases / etiology
  • Lung Diseases / physiopathology
  • Lung Diseases / veterinary*
  • Physical Conditioning, Animal / adverse effects*