The classic winning racehorse mare turned broodmare, Rachel Alexandra, is showing more of her feisty self as the days increase since her life-saving abdominal surgery. The small setback Rachel suffered earlier this month on the seventh, that required standing surgery for treatment of an abscess, has not interfered with her excellent progress.
Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital continue to monitor the famous mare closely and ever so carefully. Her progress is carefully monitored. The drained abscess has responded well to treatment and veterinarians are hopeful about her continued recovery.
Rachel Alexandra is beginning to feeling better and she is beginning to display her spirited side. She takes walks, does some light grass nibbling and, according to Rood & Riddle staff, has a strong appetite.
The mare was admitted to Rood & Riddle in the middle of February, one day after she foaled. She suffered a damaged section of her colon and for emergency surgery.
Rachel required abdominal surgery in order to remove the damaged section of her colon. She has been recuperating since that time and, on March 7, required drainage of an abscess that had developed post surgery.
The eyes of her fans and race buffs are on Rachel Alexandra, wishing her well and speedy recovery.
Source: Blood Horse
If you enjoyed this article by Heidi Rucki, please click the link above to subscribe and get others. It’s free, informative and anonymous. Read Rucki's articles on Examiner.com and visit her website, www.DressYourHorse.com.