Contact: Dan Leary
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The Following is a joint statement released today by: Steve Seabaugh, DVM; Robert R. Gowen, VMD; Joseph A. Lokanc Jr., DVM

After returning from schooling in the paddock yesterday, Suances kicked the barn and injured his right hind leg. Dr. John Whittaker, the horse's private veterinarian, immediately treated the horse. It was decided that Suances should be shipped to Illinois Equine Hospital in Naperville for surgical repair of the injury.

Suances' surgery was performed by Drs. Vacek and Gagnon. The horse's extensor tendon just below the front of the ankle had been partially severed. The surgery went very well and the prognosis for a full recovery is reportedly good.

Suances is well enough that he is expected to return to Arlington within a day or so.

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