It is almost one month since St Nicholas Abbey was forced to launch the fight of his life – He had to endure surgery to repair the fracture of his foreleg and, two days later, another to repair a caecal shutdown. Both surgeries were life threatening, and his survival at every step of the process was guarded. At this time, the announcement by Coolmore that St. Nicholas Abbey is “the best he has been" since sustaining the injury is the best news yet.
Six-year-old St Nicholas Abbey has been at Fethard Equine Hospital for the duration of his surgeries and recuperation.
Coolmore reports on their website:
The veterinary interns who are with him 24/7 described him today as the best he has been, and the veterinary surgeons are equally happy, Recent radiographs look good, his temperature remains normal, and his white blood-cell count is good.
Coolmore’s report continues:
St Nicholas Abbey is eating well and has put on a little weight. He's comfortable and is lying down regularly to give himself every chance. As his recovery continues, we hope we can give a similarly positive update in another month.
St Nicholas Abbey certainly has a remarkable team of doctors supervising his healing and progress. His surgeons Dr. Tom O'Brien and Dr. Ger Kelly were resoundingly pleased with both the wound and the alignment of joints. Consulting surgeons Dr. Dean Richardson and Dr. Nathan Solvis were satisfied with the good progress being made by St Nicholas Abbey.
During his racing days, out of 21 starts St Nicholas Abbey counts nine wins, two seconds, and seven thirds. His earnings total $7,863,492.
Source: Blood Horse
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