After undergoing surgery for his career-ending injury, Barbaro was held temporarily in a pool at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the University of Pennsylvania. The school's Bolton Center is considered the top hospital for horses in the mid-Atlantic region.
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It took more than five hours of surgery and multiple screws to repair three broken bones in Barbaro's right rear leg.
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Barbaro "practically jogged back to the stall" after surgery, said the colt's surgeon.
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He's "at the best possible place he can be at," says trainer Michael Matz of Barbaro, pictured here with veterinary resident Dr. Steven Zedler.
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