The beautiful and brave racing mare turned brood mare, Rachel Alexandra, is continuing to heal well considering all that she has been through since she foaled Bernardini’s filly. Rachel continues to make good progress despite the temporary setback on March 7 when her veterinarians performed a rush standing surgical procedure to drain an abscess growing near her reproductive tract and rectum.Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital has been Rachel’s home since the day after the filly’s birth. She has gone from critical condition after abdominal surgery to slow and steady improvement, until the abscess was found. Her veterinarians are pleased with her attitude, vital signs and her voracious appetite.
Rachel has been confined at Rood & Riddle for one month on March 13, the date she underwent the surgery to remove the damaged section of her colon.
The spirited mare has shown herself to be an excellent patient. She enjoys her walks, and looks forward to some hand grazing every day. She is responsive to her handlers and everyone that sees her. It is heartening to see Rachel eat and that her appetite can now be termed “voracious.”
Throughout her month-long ordeal, she has kept normal vital signs and a good attitude. Even though she is making remarkable improvement, her fans are reminded that recovery for Rachel is “a long road.” There have been many hurdles and she may have to face a few more.
Rachel Alexandra is monitored constantly at Rood & Riddle.
Another update is expected on March 18.
Source: Paulick Report
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