Rachel Alexandra taken off IV fluids and nutrition

Great update yesterday from Stonestreet Farms. Rachel Alexandra is doing really well!

Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle are encouraged by Rachel Alexandra’s progress as she recovers from abdominal surgery.  Her appetite has improved so that, on Saturday, she was taken off of IV fluids and nutrition.

Dr. Brett Woodie said, “I couldn’t be happier with where she is right now.”

Rachel Alexandra grazes at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital on Friday, February 22nd.

As her vital signs remain normal and her strength improves, Rachel has gone for longer walks each day and has enjoyed grazing and spending time outside.

Attending veterinarians, Drs Bonnie Barr and Brett Woodie, caution that Rachel has hurdles yet to overcome, but they are pleased by her progress.

Fair Grounds fans are signing a ‘get-well’ banner for Rachel as they celebrate her career with the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra Stakes, just one example of the outpouring of support from the industry and fans for the champion mare.

Provided her condition remains stable, look for the next update on Thursday, February 28th. We all look forward to a ‘no news is good news’ week.

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