Diablo, aka DLT Diablo is a 6½-year-old red fawn male born August 5, 2008. His sire is Dodgem By Design, making his grand sire the late famous Gable Dodge, and his dam is Tom Cat Olina. His racing career consists of 13 races, starting May 7, 2010 at Gulf Greyhound Park in La Marque, TX, and abruptly ending on October 9, 2010 with a severe compound fracture of his right hock and ankle area. Diablo, a real favorite at his racing kennel, was transferred to Dr. Jeff Ellis of VCA Preston Park Animal Hospital who referred him to Dr. Bob Radasch of the Dallas Veterinary Surgery Center.
Surgery was performed on October 19, 2010 with his calcaneous being stabilized with a six hole 2.7mm bone plate with six screws. Two lag screws were also placed at the base of the calcanceous slab fracture with two more 2.7 mm lag screws were used to stabilize the central tarsal bone fracture. Additionally the dorsal slab fracture of the third tarsal bone was stabilized using a single 2.0mm lag screw. Diablo's cast was removed on December 22, 2010, with x-rays showing the fractured areas to be mended. Dr. Radasch states the screws and plate may have to be removed at a later date, if irritation occurs.
Diablo was in a home for four years, but has returned to GALT due to serious owner health issues.Tweet