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Rachel Alexandra at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital. Photo by Stonestreet Farm

Rachel progressing well after abscess

Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital provided the following update this morning on Rachel Alexandra’s ongoing recovery from complications of foaling: 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 […]

Bert and Micah

She slept at his hospital stall for 7 nights, crying

Reinvigorated from a July 4th family vacation, Micah Wuhl’s happy bubble burst with fear as she returned home from a camping retreat. While making her way down the long and winding road of a California mountain, her dormant cell phone sprung to life as she neared a cell tower. Ten emergency messages from her barn alerted her: Her horse was down. Clutched in the throes of colic, Bert’ N The Group was in the grips of what would be the first of several health episodes that would wrack his body with pain and test his 27-year-old new owner’s commitment and […]