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Barbaro doing well, vets report

September 6, 2006


Barbaro grazing with Dr Richardson.

Photo: Sabina Louise Pierce/University of Pennsylvania

All is well with Barbaro, who is making good progress after his latest cast change last week.

"Barbaro is wearing the new cast satisfactorily," said Dr. Dean W. Richardson, Chief of Surgery.

"We continue to monitor him closely, and depending on how he progresses, we may change it again within the next two weeks."

The colt's left hind foot, which has laminitis, continues to improve gradually, according to Dr. Richardson. The bandage on this foot is changed daily.

"Barbaro's appetite is great, and we take him out each day to hand graze him," said Dr. Richardson.

"His vital signs remain normal, and he seems very happy."

Barbaro is in the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital, where he is recovering from injuries suffered at the Preakness on May 20.

 

 

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