Brentina Recovering from Surgery for Impacted Colon

Brentina, the 18-year-old chestnut Hanoverian mare who has been the partner of U.S. dressage rider Debbie McDonald, underwent surgery Feb. 10 to remove an impaction from her small intestine. According to news reports, the procedure took place at a veterinary hospital near Thousand Oaks, Calif. McDonald, whose home base is Hailey, Idaho, winters in California.

Brentina was not colic-prone

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