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Vets 'Thrilled' About Barbaro's Progress (Today's Update)
wcbstv.com ^ | 8/23/06 | unknown

Posted on 08/23/2006 2:24:34 PM PDT by beyond the sea

KENNETT SQUARE, Penn. It's been just over three months since Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was severely injured, breaking his leg while running the Preakness.

Though his recovery has been slow and anything but steady, the colt's doctors are very encouraged by his recent progress, according to The Early Show's resident veterinarian, Dr. Debbye Turner.

She went to New Bolton Center at the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine in Kennett Square, Penn., to visit Barbaro and his surgeon, fellow veterinarian Dr. Dean Richardson, and filed an exclusive update on the thoroughbred's condition.

From the start, Turner said, Barbaro has faced some steep odds against survival but, "He's a fighter, and has done his best to buck those odds."

When Turner stopped by Monday, Barbaro went out for a short walk and some grazing, something Turner says seemed nearly impossible just five weeks ago when Richardson discussed his prognosis during a news conference.

"I would say poor," he said then. "I'd be lying if I said anything other than poor."

But thanks to round-the-clock care, and effective pain management, Barbaro is on much surer footing now, Turner observed.

"I'm thrilled that he is pulling me around," Richardson told Turner, "and that's he's able to walk … comfortably. I'm thrilled, absolutely thrilled."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: animals; barbaro; healing; horseracing; sports
"He's a fighter, and has done his best to buck those odds."
1 posted on 08/23/2006 2:24:36 PM PDT by beyond the sea
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To: Richard Kimball; SHOOT THE MOON bat; Danae; HairOfTheDog; Pharmboy; CindyDawg; ...
Barbaro ping..............

"I'm thrilled that he is pulling me around," Richardson told Turner, "and that's he's able to walk … comfortably. I'm thrilled, absolutely thrilled."

2 posted on 08/23/2006 2:26:53 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh good .............. it's August 23rd.)
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To: beyond the sea

It's nice to know that he's doing so well.


3 posted on 08/23/2006 2:37:02 PM PDT by Clara Lou (A conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality. --I. Kristol)
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To: beyond the sea

This is pretty close to a miracle...whatta horse. And the skill of those who cared for Barbaro cannot be overstated.


4 posted on 08/23/2006 2:37:18 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: beyond the sea

Good news:')


5 posted on 08/23/2006 2:37:31 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: beyond the sea

It is always good to hear good news. Thanks for posting that.


6 posted on 08/23/2006 2:38:00 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: goldfinch

You're welcome. Keep your fingers crossed.


7 posted on 08/23/2006 2:39:22 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh good .............. it's August 23rd.)
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To: beyond the sea

Awesome news. The horse with the big heart just keeps moving right along. What a great story. Thanks for the ping.


8 posted on 08/23/2006 2:39:25 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

It's a combination of vet skill - and heart. I think he'll make it...he's a horse with heart, and that was what had him out front to begin with.


9 posted on 08/23/2006 2:48:30 PM PDT by livius
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks for the ping

I saw him on TV today and it so wonderful to see that majestic horse keep on keeping on.
Love Barbaro!!


10 posted on 08/23/2006 2:51:20 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

this is great news! I'm so happy things are looking better.


11 posted on 08/23/2006 2:53:05 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (What's so hard to understand about the word illegal?)
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To: Rte66; beyond the sea


Thanks for the ping BTS and passing it along.


12 posted on 08/23/2006 3:15:15 PM PDT by onyx (1 Billion Muslims -- "if" only 10% are radical, that's 100 Million who want to kill us.)
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To: stopem
I saw him on TV today and it so wonderful to see that majestic horse keep on keeping on.

Wish I had seen him. I'll look for a video on the CBS site tonight when I get home.

Sea, thank you so much for the ping. I needed something to life my spirits today.

13 posted on 08/23/2006 3:24:47 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Wolfstar; stopem
Sea, thank you so much for the ping. I needed something to lift my spirits today.

'Spirit Lifter' here ....... in fact I think I'll lift some spirits to Barbaro.

;-)

Fingers crossed continually for this good horse.

14 posted on 08/23/2006 3:29:20 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh good .............. it's August 23rd.)
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To: beyond the sea

Thanks for the ping. It's good to see that Barbaro is in this for the long haul and I hope he pulls through (and finally is rewarded by getting to "cover" that mare.)


15 posted on 08/23/2006 3:46:03 PM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: beyond the sea

I'd fight to live, too, if I had the kind of life ahead of me that he has ... !


16 posted on 08/23/2006 3:47:58 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Wolfstar; onyx; Rte66; beyond the sea; HairOfTheDog; All

How fabulous to see him grazing and walking outside. Never thought I'd see the day. This guy is special. Continuing prayers for this heart of a giant. The video is on the article link, Wolfie .. you'll love it.


17 posted on 08/23/2006 3:49:53 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE
The video is on the article link, Wolfie .. you'll love it.

Thanks, STARWISE. I'm looking forward to seeing it when I get home.

18 posted on 08/23/2006 3:52:12 PM PDT by Wolfstar (Suffer the little children to come unto Me...for of such is the kingdom of God. [Mark 10:13-14])
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To: Pharmboy

This is a happy outcome, at least to this point, but the SOB who shouted, "Break a leg" at the beginning of the race should be shot when found.


19 posted on 08/23/2006 4:12:04 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: beyond the sea

Wonderful! I can't wait to come back and read everything when I've got all my rats killed. (Not literally.)

Go Barbaro Go!


20 posted on 08/23/2006 7:29:37 PM PDT by Rte66
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To: beyond the sea
"I'm thrilled that he is pulling me around," Richardson told Turner, "and that's he's able to walk … comfortably. I'm thrilled, absolutely thrilled."

I'm thrilled too!!! When he's all healed (G-d willing) I'm breaking out the champagne for a celebration. It's going to be party time!!!

I'm going to say an extra prayer for continued recovery and thanks. We still have a long way to go.

21 posted on 08/23/2006 9:06:04 PM PDT by Razz Barry
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To: pogo101
LOL.

SeeBS ended their lame newscast tonight with a nice story on Barbaro. He was walking pretty well.

We'll see.

22 posted on 08/24/2006 12:56:27 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh good .............. it's August 23rd.)
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The video is on the article link, Wolfie .. you'll love it.

Yes, and, after all the bull, SeeBS had a nice story on Barbaro at the end of their newscast Wednesday.

23 posted on 08/24/2006 12:58:22 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh good .............. it's August 23rd.)
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To: Razz Barry
I'm going to say an extra prayer for continued recovery and thanks. We still have a long way to go. ---

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Yes we do. But he has a great will.

24 posted on 08/24/2006 12:59:53 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh good .............. it's August 23rd.)
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