Barbaro Injury Highlights Need for Laminitis Research Funding

By Rustin M. Moore, DVM on behalf of the AAEP Foundation, Inc.

As viewers around the world watched Barbaro pull up after the start of the 2006 Preakness Stakes, it was apparent to even the casual racing fan that the Kentucky Derby winner had suffered a serious injury. Veterinary examinations later revealed multiple life-threatening fractures to Barbaro's right hind leg. His

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