Melbourne Cup winner and much loved horse Subzero is battling a severe case of colic but luckily looks to be recovering well from treatment.
The Victorian Equine Group said on their Facebook page: “Subzero gave us all a scare yesterday (Sunday) when he suffered from a severe bout of colic.
“Mike and Sarah attended him yesterday afternoon, and Graham nursed him through the night, checking on him every two hours.
“Fortunately the old boy seems as tough as Graham, who has also had a hard time recently.”
There was a further update from Graham Salisbury’s daughter Nikki.
“I am just sharing this post from our vet clinic who treat Subbie and care for him soo well,” she said.
“These amazing vets have also saved Subbie’s life countless times and once again this weekend (Sunday and Monday).
“We wanted to keep you all in the loop, but Subbie is recovering really well now touch wood.”
Subzero won the 1992 Melbourne Cup but has arguably grown in popularity since retiring with his work with sick children alongside owner Graham.
More from Graham @subzerohorse " If it wasn't for Subbie there would be no me, and if it wasn't for me they're would be no Subbie."
"They were concerned about his kidneys, they pumped about 8 litres of oil into him, he's improved about 60% since Sunday whatever he needs he gets." pic.twitter.com/cYYarIEzdm
— Bruce Clark (@snowyclark) July 23, 2019