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Reply #30 - Jul 28th, 2006 at 8:38am
 
finally something really hopeful to report!
July 26, 2006-

Barbaro appeared to be faring "as well as can be expected," according to his surgeon, on Wednesday after having the cast on his laminitic left hind leg changed Tuesday, and an infection in his broken right hind leg appears to be "under control."

In a statement issued Wednesday morning by the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, chief surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson said, "I'm happy with the appearance of this foot, which is doing as well as can be expected."

Richardson previously had said that he would regularly change the cast on Barbaro's left hind foot. About two weeks ago, Barbaro developed laminitis, a painful and potentially fatal hoof disease that can be caused when horses shift too much weight off an injured leg and onto a healthy leg. Richardson removed about 80 percent of the hoof wall then.

Earlier this week, the Baltimore Sun reported that Barbaro's treatment includes nutritional supplements that should help stimulate hoof growth. The regrowth process will take months.

In early July, Barbaro also developed an infection in his right hind leg, the leg he shattered during the May 20 Preakness Stakes. On July 8, in a bid to clear up the infection, Richardson replaced the compression plate and most of the 27 screws he had inserted in the right hind leg after the accident.

"Over the last several days, his temperature has been normal and his blood work has significantly improved, suggesting that the infection in his right hind is under control," Richardson said Wednesday.

The Wednesday statement also noted that Barbaro's heart rate is consistently normal, "a good indication that he is stable and comfortable."

Barbaro remains in intensive care at the New Bolton Center's George D. Widener Large Animal Hospital.
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Reply #31 - Aug 3rd, 2006 at 5:52pm
 
Glenye Cain, Daily Racing Form   8/2/2006   

Barbaro news and updates

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro is showing good signs of healing in his broken right hind leg, according to his surgeon, Dr. Dean Richardson.

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Reply #32 - Nov 9th, 2006 at 8:08pm
 
In case you were wondering:

Barbaro Injury Update 
From Cindy Pierson Dulay
 
Nov 9 2006
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's right hind leg cast was removed November 6, according to his medical team. "Barbaro was placed under general anesthesia for the cast removal," said Dr. Dean W. Richardson, Chief of Surgery. "In addition, his foot was trimmed and a new shoe glued on. A padded bandage with plastic and fiberglass splints was placed on his lower limb for support."

Barbaro's lower right hind leg had been in a cast since surgery at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital following his accident at the Preakness on May 20. "He had a perfect pool recovery and immediately stood; he walked easily back to his stall," said Dr. Richardson. "He used all of his legs quite well."

Barbaro's left hind foot, which had laminitis, was also fully evaluated while he was under anesthesia.
"There are no signs of new problems with that foot, but the hoof needs several more months of growth before we will know how much foot structure and function will be recovered," said Dr. Richardson.
The next update will be posted on Tuesday, November 14, unless there is a significant change in Barbaro's condition.

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Reply #33 - Jan 30th, 2007 at 1:56am
 
RIP Barbaro
you gave it a gallant effort! Cry
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Reply #34 - Jan 30th, 2007 at 10:01pm
 
Very, very sad!  I just heard the news.  The horse had been through a lot!  It was an amazing race and now he will forever be at the finish line!  RIP Barbaro.
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