The next couple of days are crucial for Jimmy, the young half-brother to Black Caviar - He has been fighting for his life after a spider bite, allergic reaction to the antibiotic and now laminitis
The famous Black Caviar name is being mentioned again in news accounts but this time it is a guarded story about the brilliant mare’s young half brother. In a release dated Nov. 13 by the Herald Sun, it has been made public that Jimmy has been fighting for his life after complications of a spider bite.
The as-yet-unnamed colt called Jimmy has been in the care of Werribee Veterinary Clinic for two weeks. It is suspected that the young colt was bitten by a white-tail spider. Jimmy took a life threatening allergic reaction to the treatment antibiotic causing his life to literally hang in the balance. As a result of all this, he suffered a bout of intense diarrhea and contracted dreaded laminitis.
According to a statement by BC3 Thoroughbreds, owners of Jimmy, they are “gravely concerned for the colt’s welfare.” They assured fans that the colt was getting the best care available.
Jimmy, the 2011 colt by Redoute’s Choice out of Helsinge set a high bar and Australian record when he sold for $5 million as a yearling.
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