(photo of Barbaro above, taken by Dorothy Ours before the Kentucky Derby)
About nine p.m. tonight, Barbaro was announced to be resting in a recovery stall. Hooray!
There are 23 screws and plates in Barbaro's leg and he has a full leg cast--check out the radiograph and a good summary at this ESPN link:
Check your favorite news source--In addition to ESPN and CNN, I also recommend msnbc.com or abcsports.com, and the New York Times, although many of their Barbaro updates have been restricted to subscribers (grrrr).
The media frenzy surrounding this horse may be good or bad for the sport and for the public's perception of veterinary medicine's ability to save a horses from death (or not). Let's hope that all goes well and the press stays on the story for a while, rather than disappearing now that the horse is over what will surely be only the first of several hurdles.
Note: we later learned that the correct count of screws was 27, not 23 as stated in this article.
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