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2006-07-13 15:29:28

By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The condition of Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro has worsened over the last few days and the colt's chances of survival are poor, doctors said on Thursday. Barbaro has developed a severe case of laminitis in his left hind foot, said Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals. When asked Barbaro's chances of survival, he said: I don't want to put a percentage on it but I would say poor. I'd be lying...

2006-07-11 19:25:55

PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro remained in a stable condition on Tuesday after receiving a sixth cast since suffering a life-threatening leg fracture in the Preakness Stakes. "He's tolerating the new cast well," said Dr Dean Richardson, chief of surgery at the at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. Richardson replaced the cast on Barbaro's shattered right hind leg during a three-hour operation on Monday and also treated...

2006-05-30 12:00:00

By Jon Hurdle KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania -- Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro, who suffered a life-threatening ankle fracture during this month's Preakness Stakes, has a better-than-even chance of survival, his surgeon said Tuesday. Dr. Dean Richardson, head of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for Large Animals, previously rated the colt's chances of survival at no better than 50-50. "He has had an incredibly good week, " Richardson told a news conference updating...

2006-05-26 15:51:06

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro is making small strides each day to recover from a devastating leg fracture, doctors said Friday. "He looks good, everything is fine," said veterinarian Dean Richardson, who inserted 27 pins into the colt's leg during a four-hour operation on Sunday. "His appetite is particularly good today." The three-year-old colt suffered a life-threatening and career-ending fracture of his right hind leg during the $1 million Preakness Stakes...

2006-05-23 11:33:57

By Jon Hurdle KENNETT SQUARE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - The condition of Barbaro continued to improve after the Kentucky Derby champion suffered a life-threatening ankle fracture in the Preakness Stakes, the surgeon who operated on him said on Tuesday. Dr Dean Richardson of the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for Large Animals said the colt was showing encouraging signs that he would survive a series of injuries that usually led to horses being euthanized. "He is doing...

2006-05-21 21:44:28

By Jon Hurdle PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Barbaro, the horse that stormed to victory in the Kentucky Derby but broke a leg in Saturday's Preakness Stakes, survived the life-threatening injury after more than four hours of surgery, the surgeon who performed the operation said late on Sunday. But his chances of longer-term survival are still no better than 50-50, and it will be many weeks before veterinarians will be able to say with confidence whether he will live, said Dr. Dean...

2006-05-21 15:18:13

BALTIMORE, May 21 - Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro was in surgery Sunday to repair a life-threatening leg fracture suffered in the Preakness Stakes. The 3-year-old colt was in the operating room at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center for Large Animals in Kennett Square, Pa., officials said. Barbaro sustained the career-ending injury during the first quarter-mile of the $1 million Preakness at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday. Jockey Edgar Prado jumped off...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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