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Barbaro Continues Steady Improvement
UPI ^ | 9/19/06 | unknown

Posted on 09/19/2006 3:52:18 PM PDT by beyond the sea

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro continues to gradually improve from injuries suffered in the Preakness, veterinarians in Pennsylvania said Tuesday.

Barbaro suffered injuries to three bones in and around his right hind ankle at the start of the Preakness on May 20. It was feared the horse, which had won the Kentucky Derby by 6 1/2 lengths, would have to be destroyed.

But Barbaro has been making progress while at the Intensive Care Unit of the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital, where veterinarians said the horse's improvement was gradual.

"He had an excellent week," said Dr. Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the hospital.

Richardson said Barbaro is "enjoying his daily excursions outside to graze and his appetite is excellent."


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: barbaro; fine; imporovement
"He had an excellent week," said Dr. Dean Richardson ----

One more good week.

Excellent.

Fingers crossed!

1 posted on 09/19/2006 3:52:20 PM PDT by beyond the sea
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks for the info. He's not been in the news much anyway. I'm glad he's doing as well as he is.
susie


2 posted on 09/19/2006 3:53:33 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: Richard Kimball; SHOOT THE MOON bat; Danae; HairOfTheDog; Pharmboy; CindyDawg; ...

ping to the fine animal friend .................


3 posted on 09/19/2006 3:54:00 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it ?)
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To: Rte66

Fyi..


4 posted on 09/19/2006 3:55:10 PM PDT by Dog
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To: brytlea

He's a sweetie. I think he loves life.


5 posted on 09/19/2006 3:55:12 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it ?)
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To: beyond the sea


Woo-Hoo and BTTT


6 posted on 09/19/2006 3:56:03 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- IF only 10% are radical, that's still 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: onyx
Never stopped praying here for the good fellow.

Long way to go though............. you have mail, btw.

7 posted on 09/19/2006 3:58:57 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it ?)
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To: beyond the sea

Good! - now he won't be made into "Pimlico Steaks"


8 posted on 09/19/2006 4:03:18 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Tagline under construction)
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To: beyond the sea

God Bless Barbaro...

It looks quite hopeful at this point in Barbaro's recovery.


9 posted on 09/19/2006 4:06:21 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: Carl LaFong

cute............. (sarcasm off)


10 posted on 09/19/2006 4:06:29 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it ?)
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To: beyond the sea

God Bless Barbaro...

It looks quite hopeful at this point in Barbaro's recovery.


11 posted on 09/19/2006 4:07:14 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: purpleland
Yes it does.

But, we'll know so much more I guess when they finally take off the cast(s).

12 posted on 09/19/2006 4:08:05 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it ?)
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To: beyond the sea

I was always sorry they couldn't save Ruffian. I'm glad Barbaro is a fighter!
susie


13 posted on 09/19/2006 4:12:06 PM PDT by brytlea (amnesty--an act of clemency by an authority by which pardon is granted esp. to a group of individual)
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To: beyond the sea

Glad to hear it. He has quite the spirit!


14 posted on 09/19/2006 4:12:56 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: beyond the sea

Did not see anything here but Lost in the Fog was put to sleep Monday - cancer


15 posted on 09/19/2006 4:12:58 PM PDT by SF Republican
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To: SF Republican
http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=35355

Very sad.

16 posted on 09/19/2006 4:15:19 PM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it ?)
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To: beyond the sea

Great news. They showed him on the local news tonight and he was grazing outside. They said that they just had a bandage on the sore hoof and had changed the cast on the broken leg.


17 posted on 09/19/2006 4:19:52 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat ("I ain't got a dime but what i got is mine. I ain't rich but Lord I'm free." George Strait)
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To: beyond the sea

This is great news. I know the doctors continue to be cautious, as they must, but my hope for Barbaro's eventual recovery is still strong.

Another notch on the "hope" side of things is just wonderful. Barbaro remains in my thoughts and prayers.

pattyjo


18 posted on 09/19/2006 4:20:01 PM PDT by pj_627
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To: beyond the sea

That is great news. I was more concerned with the laminitis than I was with the fractures.


19 posted on 09/19/2006 4:21:59 PM PDT by Clink ("Government is not the solution, government is the problem".--Ronald Reagan)
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To: beyond the sea
Dhimocrats could learn something from this horse's fighting spirit. Hooray For The Horsey PING!


20 posted on 09/19/2006 4:26:43 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Islam is to Western Civilization what ticks are to a dog.)
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To: brytlea

She broke her front leg, much more difficult or near impossible.


21 posted on 09/19/2006 4:29:44 PM PDT by Mrs. Shawnlaw (No NAIS! And the USDA can bugger off, too!)
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To: beyond the sea

22 posted on 09/19/2006 4:32:30 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: beyond the sea

and he wouldn't sell Lost in the Fog he loved the horse.
Owner is right, when he crosses Rainbow Bridge they will be together again.


23 posted on 09/19/2006 4:38:57 PM PDT by mel
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To: beyond the sea

Hurray! I've had too much going on and I thought this morning "it's Tuesday - I want to hear from Doc how Bobby is" - then the day got away from me. Thank you so much for the update!

Go Barbaro Go!


24 posted on 09/19/2006 4:40:36 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: beyond the sea

This is great news!
Thank you. ;-)


25 posted on 09/19/2006 4:40:44 PM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Sealed my Pardon with HIS BLOOD!!! Hallelujah!!! What a Savior))
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To: beyond the sea

wow - good news for a change in this crazy world. and we need it!


26 posted on 09/19/2006 4:55:05 PM PDT by avital2
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To: SF Republican

Saw that story on Lost in the Fog. First time I have heard of a horse having cancer and getting chemotherapy.


27 posted on 09/19/2006 4:56:30 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Mrs. Shawnlaw
Ruffian was out of control when she came out of the anesthetic.

Now they lift the horse out of anesthetic in a pool so any thrashing doesn't harm the horse.

28 posted on 09/19/2006 4:57:54 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks!!!!Good news.


29 posted on 09/19/2006 5:53:52 PM PDT by xarmydog
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks for the update - I hope he keeps hanging in there!


30 posted on 09/19/2006 6:22:39 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: beyond the sea

His appetite is good, Champ all the way!!


31 posted on 09/19/2006 8:20:54 PM PDT by stopem (God Bless the U.S.A the Troops who protect her, and their Commander In Chief !)
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks for the ping. Glad to hear that he is still improving. A fighter all the way.


32 posted on 09/19/2006 8:45:34 PM PDT by Mustng959
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Beautiful


33 posted on 09/20/2006 12:39:53 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it ?)
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To: beyond the sea
More prayers for Barbaro. There is a horse in my life that may need euthanasia Tx and I am very teary these days. I was teary reading Pope Benedict's speech too. I am so very saddened and teary by the goosestep scapegoating of President Bush. My tears runneth over...
34 posted on 09/20/2006 11:01:33 AM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: purpleland

keep your faith please..............


35 posted on 09/20/2006 11:22:12 AM PDT by beyond the sea ( A tree fell in woods, a conservative wasn't around, would it still kill the liberal chained to it ?)
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