Barbaro is stable and acceptably comfortable
January 11, 2007
KENNETT SQUARE, PA-- Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro's management has
been changed to include sling support for several hours during the
day, according to Dr. Dean W. Richardson, 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 http://www.vet.upenn.edu
The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Background
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier
veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the
concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM. The birthplace of veterinary
specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal
patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In
Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary
Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories
and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility,
New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital
facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as
diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School
has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with
all aspects of veterinary medical education.