Dr. Dean Richardson examines Barbaro's leg.
Photo: Sabina Louise Pierce/University of Pennsylvania
"He looks good, everything is fine and his appetite is particularly good," he said.
Dr Richardson is Chief of Surgery and the Charles W. Raker Professor of Equine Surgery at Penn Vet's Widener Hospital at New Bolton Center. He is an internationally recognised orthopedic surgeon whose research focuses on cartilage repair.
Dr. Richardson has been part of New Bolton Center since 1979. The center is one of the busiest large animal teaching veterinary clinics in the US. Each year the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals sees more than 6000 patient visits, and its Field Service sees more than 19,000 patient visits. In addition to its role as one of the best equine surgical facilities in the US, New Bolton Center encompasses hospital facilities for the care of large animals and livestock as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry and the monitoring of emerging infectious disease.
A fund has been establishedin honour of Barbaro, and donations will go directly to a fund for the Widener Hospital and not specifically for Barbaro's care.
Barbaro's before and after surgery x-rays: