Stonestreet Farm release:
Doctors at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital reported on Saturday that champion Rachel Alexandra’s condition remains serious but stable as the 7-year-old mare recovers from abdominal surgery performed Wednesday, February 13th following foaling complictions.
In an encouraging sign, Rachel Alexandra was able to enjoy a small amount of feed Saturday in addition to her IV fluids and nutrition . The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro had to have a section of her small colon repaired after it was found to have lost its blood supply due to an injury during foaling, causing bacteria to be released into the abdomen.
The 2009 Horse of the Year remains bright and alert with normal vital signs. Although Rachel’s condition remains serious, attending veterinarians Dr. Bonnie Barr and Dr. Brett Woodie are encouraged by her progress to this point.
If Rachel Alexandra’s condition should change, owner Stonestreet Farm will provide a timely update, otherwise, look for the next update on Monday.
“We continue to be deeply grateful for the support and comfort her fans have provided during this difficult time,” the farm said in a statement.