Total Hope Operated On for Colic

Sat, 05/07/2016 - 10:04
Swedish Warmblood Breeding News

The Oldenburg bred Swedish licensed stallion and 2016 Swedish stallion performance test winner Total Hope underwent emergency surgery for colic in the Animal Clinic in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Thursday night 5 May 2016.

In the evening of 5 May the black stallion started showing mild colic symptons and was transported to the equine clinic to be sure. His symptoms worsened during the night and he was operated on. 

Total Hope is an embryotransfer product by Totilas out of the international Grand Prix mare Weihegold (by Don Schufro x Sandro Hit). He is bred and owned by Paul Schockemohle and stands at the Flyinge state stud in Sweden.

Helena Torstensson, head of the breeding operation at Flyinge, told Ridsport: "He showed no severe symptons but I know that it change quickly. With a stallion, we take no chances and he had to be checked every hour after such a warning sign. So we decided to take him to the clinic in Copenhagen. He was ok when he arrived there, but then it got worse and Total Hope developed a severe colic."

Total Hope is still in recovery from major surgery. It is, however, clear that he will not be standing at stud for the remainder of the 2016 breeding season as he needs to rehabilitate first before he can jump the phantom again.

Source: Ridsport

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