Rachel Alexandra remains at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital where she is being monitored around the clock after abdominal surgery following complications during foaling.
An abscess was found in the morning of March 7, and by afternoon, Rachel was in surgery to drain it.
She has made a remarkable recovery thus far, and remains bright and alert with an appetite following the surgical procedure. This is an important reminder that Rachel continues to face serious challenges in her recovery.
Dr. Brett Woodie released a statement on behalf of Rood & Riddle. He says, “"As part of the continuous evaluation and monitoring that Rachel is receiving at Rood & Riddle, an abscess adjacent to her reproductive tract and rectum was found this morning."
The statement continues, “The abscess was drained successfully via a standing surgical procedure, throughout which Rachel's vital signs remained normal. She came through the procedure well and was even able to graze this afternoon."
This type of hurdle can be expected throughout Rachel’s healing process. The mare will continue to be closely observed at Rood & Riddle during her expected long recuperation.
Rood & Riddle plans another update about the 7-year-old mare’s condition on March 11.
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