Ballydoyle News - November 28, 2013
St Nicholas Abbey update
St Nicholas Abbey is struggling to overcome the laminitis in his left front foot, this is indeed life threatening and is the single biggest complication he has faced since his initial lifesaving surgery.
The worry is that if the condition progresses and further sinking of the pedal bone takes place it may prolapse through the sole of his foot.
In spite of this St Nicholas Abbey is very comfortable, being just a little ouchy when walking in his first steps and better thereafter, his appetite and demeanour remain incredibly good.
His intensive veterinary treatment continues and includes maggot therapy for the slight discharge at the toe of the laminitic foot and a daily session on a vibrating plate.
The next few weeks are critical for St Nicholas Abbey – we are just hoping that he can turn the corner.