Brentina's Colic Surgery: 'Routine' but Necessary, Surgeon Says

As colic surgeries go, the procedure that U.S. Olympic dressage competitor Brentina underwent Feb. 10 was "pretty routine," according to her surgeon, Nicole Johnson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, of Humphrey, Giacopuzzi & Associates Equine Hospital in Somis, Calif.

"She's been doing really, really well," Johnson said of the 18-year-old Hanoverian mare in a Feb. 18 phone interview. Brentina

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