Barbaro After Surgery
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.
It took more than five hours of surgery and multiple screws to repair three broken bones in Barbaro's right rear leg.
Barbaro "practically jogged back to the stall" after surgery, said the colt's surgeon.
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.