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Talkin' Horses Transcript: Dean Richardson

August 17, 2006

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, the head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, has been in the public eye since May 20 when he began treating Kentucky Derby winner... Read More

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A Very Good Week for Barbaro

August 17, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to do well, and is being hand-grazed for 20-30 minutes a day. "His blood work is completely normal and his vital signs are good," said Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery. "I can't complain.... Read More

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Special Edition of Talkin' Horses to Feature Barbaro's Surgeon

August 15, 2006

Bloodhorse.com has announced a special edition of Talkin' Horses that will feature Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, head of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center.... Read More

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Breath of Fresh Air for Barbaro, Gaining Weight

August 14, 2006

After almost three months in the intensive care unit (ICU) of the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital, Barbaro has begun brief outings to some grassy areas adjacent to the ICU to hand graze.

"We felt he was ready for ... Read More

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During Cast Change, Barbaro's Injured Leg 'Looked Good'

August 09, 2006

Edited release from New Bolton Center

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was doing well Wednesday morning after the cast on his right hind limb was changed late Tuesday afternoon under general anesthesia at the New Bolton... Read More

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Cast Change Planned for Barbaro Today

August 08, 2006

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania's George D. Widener Hospital plan to change the right hind leg cast of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro later today (August 8).... Read More

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Barbaro's Laminitic Hoof Showing Evidence of Regrowth

August 03, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's left hind hoof is slowly showing evidence of regrowth after surgery last month to treat laminitis.... Read More

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Barbaro's Right Hind Leg Healing Well

August 02, 2006

By now, Barbaro should have been close to casting aside any doubts that he could make a full recovery from the devastating right hind leg injuries he suffered at the Preakness Stakes.

Instead, the winner of the Kentucky Derby still has a... Read More

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Barbaro's Condition Continues to Remain Stable

August 01, 2006

Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, reports that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's condition continues to be stable. The colt's left hind foot, which has laminitis, is monitored closely for signs of infection.... Read More

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Barbaro Update

August 01, 2006

Barbaro was recovering well after his second cast change at the University of Pennyslvania's New Bolton Center. "Barbaro is back in his stall and is doing well," said Chief of Surgery Dean W. Richardson, who on July 3 replaced the cast he had put o... Read More

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Barbaro Remains Stable; Radiographs Look Good

July 28, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro continues to be stable after another comfortable night according to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. His right hind leg cast was changed late Wednesday. "We took new radiographs, and they look good,"... Read More

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Barbaro "Doing as Well as Can Be Expected"

July 26, 2006

According to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro slept well after his left hind foot bandage was changed yesterday.... Read More

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Through Cast Changes, Barbaro Remains Stable

July 24, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro had an uneventful weekend, and continues to be comfortable according to his doctors at the George D. Widener Hospital. "He's maintaining an excellent attitude," said Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS. ... Read More

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Meeting Held at Del Mar Over Breakdowns

July 24, 2006

Del Mar track management held an informal meeting the morning of July 22 to address the spike in injuries and fatal breakdowns during the first days of the California seaside oval's summer season.

The meeting included several trainers... Read More

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'We're in a Marathon,' Says Barbaro's Vet

July 20, 2006

Day to day, for six straight days now, the reports on Barbaro have been good.
Good vitals, good attitude, stable.

Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, Chief of Surgery, is looking way beyond those daily updates, however.

"Hi... Read More

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Prosthetics for Horse Limbs

July 20, 2006

When a horse has an injury such as happened to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), the end result has often been euthanasia. Veterinarians are attempting to save Barbaro's life, and limb. However, if the blood supply t... Read More

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Barbaro's Condition Unchanged

July 19, 2006

Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, reports that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro remains in stable condition with good vital signs today (July 19). "He spends several hours a day in a... Read More

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Independent Inspection Shows Arlington Surface Safe

July 18, 2006

A two-day examination of the dirt surface at Arlington Park revealed nothing that would lead officials to believe the track is unsafe.

Because of the 17 breakdowns thus far at the meet, the Illinois Racing Board authorized the hiring of... Read More

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Both Casts Changed, Barbaro Adapting Well to Sling

July 18, 2006

Kentucky Derby winner remains in stable condition with good vital signs after a restful night.... Read More

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Skull Fractures in Horses

July 17, 2006

Horses suffering a skull fracture often had a history of being handled with the horse rearing and flipping over, striking the head on the ground, or hitting its head on an overhead structure such as a trailer or stall ceiling. ... Read More

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Prado Encouraged by Visit to Barbaro

July 17, 2006

Jockey Edgar Prado drove to the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. Friday morning to visit ailing Classic winner Barbaro at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals.

At a press briefing on... Read More

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Sunday is Another 'Comfortable' Day for Barbaro

July 17, 2006

Classic winner Barbaro spent another "comfortable" day in the intensive care unit at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals, and his veterinarian reports the colt's attitude "remains positive."

There was no indication condition... Read More

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Barbaro's Vital Signs Monday; No Change in Condition

July 17, 2006

Barbaro's vital signs, appetite and heart rate remained normal Monday, though there was no indication the classic winner's condition has improved since a grim prognosis by his veterinarian last week.

The colt, who had 80% of his left rea... Read More

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Barbaro Stable, Comfortable With Foot Cast

July 17, 2006

Barbaro is tolerating his right hind leg cast well; this cast supports the repair of the injury suffered at the Preakness on May 20. To treat a severe case of laminitis in the colt's left rear hoof, last week Richardson and his surgical team ... Read More

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Barbaro Stable on Sunday

July 16, 2006

On July 16 (Sunday afternoon) it was reported that Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro remained in stable condition after another restful night, according to Chief of Surgery Dean Richardson, DVM, of the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton... Read More