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Infection at bay; Barbaro doing well

July 28, 2006

Barbaro: doing well.

Photos: Sabina Louise Pierce/University of Pennsylvania

Barbaro appears to have beaten the infection in his "good" foot, caused by a bout of laminitis, according to reports from the George D. Widener Hospital.

According to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, the Kentucky Derby winner slept well after his left hind foot bandage was changed yesterday.

"I'm happy with the appearance of this foot, which is doing as well as can be expected," said Dr. Richardson.

"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."

His heart rate is also consistently normal now, a good indication that he is stable and comfortable.



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