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Veterinarian: Barbaro's right hind leg healing well

Updated: August 1, 2006, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. -- Barbaro's right hind bones are healing so well his cast could have been off by now, if not for the laminitis in his other hind leg.

Dr. Dean Richardson said Tuesday that the painful hoof disease the Kentucky Derby winner has is preventing the cast from being removed because the colt could not protect himself by bearing more weight on the left hind.

Barbaro suffered life-threatening injuries when he broke three bones above and below his right rear ankle at the ...

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