Richardson: Barbaro Stable and Acceptably Comfortable

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's management has been changed to include sling support for several hours during the day, according to Dean W. Richardson, DVM, Dipl. ACVS, chief of surgery. "He is getting up and down on his own and continues to eat and have stable vital signs. Radiographs (X rays) taken yesterday revealed no additional complications in either hind leg. We are considering several additional therapeutic options at this time. He is stable and acceptably comfortable."

Barbaro remains in the Intensive Care Unit at Penn's George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals.

Updates will be provided when new information is available.

For more information on Barbaro, please see www.vet.upenn.edu.  

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