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St Nicholas Abbey displaying signs of improvement

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Photo: Eclipse Sportswire - Ryan Lasek

 

Tom O'Brien, the surgeon at Fethard Equine Hospital overseeing St Nicholas Abbey's recovery, has revealed the Coolmore stallion is beginning to show signs of recovery from his recent laminitis scare.

 

Since the initial surgery to deal with the career-ending, and potentially life-threatening, pastern fracture he sustained in July St Nicholas Abbey has been faced with, and overcome, a number of complications.

 

Firstly the six-time Group 1 winner was struck by colic, then there was a further complication when the pin in his cannonbone that was supporting his weight broke, and most recently he has been inflicted by laminitis - an inflammation of sensitive layers of tissue inside the hoof.

 

Dr Tom O'Brien, based at Fethard Equine Hospital in Tipperary, said on The Morning Line: "Laminitis is often a life-threatening disease, this is a troublesome situation and one that is hard to deal with." 

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I hope and pray he makes it. This is one horse that has given them everything he could. He's traveled across the pond and won countless times. This is a true warrior.
keep fighting st nick we'll keep praying

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