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'Rachel' has abscess drained

Updated: March 8, 2013, 1:20 AM ET
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Rachel Alexandra was described as "bright and alert with a good appetite" on the evening of March 7 after undergoing a surgical procedure at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital to drain an abscess discovered in the morning.

Veterinarians at Rood & Riddle have been monitoring the 2009 Horse of the Year since she underwent abdominal surgery following foaling complications Feb. 13 after the delivery of her Bernardini filly a day earlier. They continue to view the 7-year-old mare's recovery as ...

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