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Barbaro has laminitis setback, more hoof removed

Updated: January 10, 2007, 8:34 PM ET
Associated Press

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. -- Every time the outlook was grim for Barbaro, the Kentucky Derby winner pulled through like a champ.

Time will tell if he can do it again.

After months of upbeat progress reports, the horse suffered a significant setback Wednesday because of laminitis -- a painful, often fatal disease -- in his left hind foot.

Chief surgeon Dean Richardson removed damaged tissue from the hoof, and afterward the bay colt was placed in a protective sling in his ...

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