Skip to comments.Barbaro Is Euthanized
Posted on 01/29/2007 11:08:28 AM PST by Kimmers
Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was euthanized Monday after complications from his gruesome breakdown at last year's Preakness, ending an eight-month ordeal that prompted an outpouring of support across the country.
"We just reached a point where it was going to be difficult for him to go on without pain," co-owner Roy Jackson said. "It was the right decision, it was the right thing to do. We said all along if there was a situation where it would become more difficult for him then it would be time."
A series of ailments, including laminitis in the left rear hoof and a recent abscess in the right rear hoof, proved too much for the gallant colt.
Barbaro battled in his ICU stall for eight months. The 4-year-old colt underwent several procedures and was fitted with fiberglass casts. He spent time in a sling to ease pressure on his legs, had pins inserted and was fitted at the end with an external brace. These were all extraordinary measures for a horse with such injuries.
Roy and Gretchen Jackson were with Barbaro on Monday morning, with the owners making the decision in consultation with chief surgeon Dr. Dean Richardson.
"I would say thank you for everything, and all your thoughts and prayers over the last eight months or so," Jackson said to Barbaro's fans.
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Posted several times already.
Is that English?
Poor little horsie. He's in horse heaven now, being petted and fed carrots and groomed by saints.
As long as we're euthanizing horses, can we take out John "The U.S. is a parriah nation" Kerry too?
Is this really breaking news?
Should I take the rest of the day off from work to mourn the death of Barbaro?
Enquiring minds want to know.
millions of dead babies go unmourned.
Dakota Fanning fans the world over are reeling.
Well, some of us are interested. I'll leave it to you to decide whether to take the day off.
well if you're going to be a smart ass, you might want to spell "seriously" correct.
I have severe arthritis as a result of breaking my ankle while running several years ago.
Should I be euthanized?
They didn't win the Kentucky Derby.
Oh, stop it- people cared about the horse, deal with it. What's next, the old "At least they didn't starve him to death, unlike..." line?
I was getting sick on John Travolta, anyway. Maybe he'll be reincarnated as a Zorlon or whatever...
Well, if you're gonna call someone a smart ass, you should at least know that 'seriesly' is a bit of a inside joke around here, along with the all time greats of "I'm gonna go take a shower", and "a moose once bit my sister".
Otherwise your beeber might get stuned.
>> Dakota Fanning fans the world over are reeling. <<
Yeah, but this ain't why.
What are you new here?
"Series" is the official FR Smart-Ass spelling of "serious." Start reading the FR user's manual. It's hugh.
maybe it doesn't bother you that we murder the unborn and starve disabled people. To me it's a sign of a sick society.
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