Rachel Alexandra progressing well after surgery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 11, 2013) - Rachel Alexandra is healing well following a surgical procedure performed Thursday, March 7th to drain an abscess that developed adjacent to her reproductive tract and rectum.

Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital are pleased that her appetite is ‘even more voracious’ to start the week, and her attitude and vital signs remain normal.

Rachel remains under close observation at Rood & Riddle.

This Wednesday marks one month since the 2009 Horse of the Year underwent abdominal surgery to remove a damaged section of colon following the birth of her filly by Bernardini on February 12th.

Though Rachel continues to make remarkable progress on what has been called a ‘long road’ toward recovery, last week’s procedure was a reminder of the many hurdles she can face along the way.

Rachel remains under close observation at Rood & Riddle. Rood & Riddle will provide the next update on her progress on March 18th, barring any change in her condition.

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