Barbaro Has More Of His Left Hoof Removed

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) - Barbaro had another section of his laminitis-stricken left hind hoof removed today, and a cast was placed back on his right hind leg for additional support.

The Kentucky Derby winner had a significant setback this week in his recovery from laminitis - a painful, often fatal disease - in his left hind foot. Chief surgeon Dean Richardson removed more of the hoof today in Pennsylvania.

Because Barbaro had become uncomfortable on his left hind hoof, Richardson put the cast back on the right hind lower limb for additional support.

Barbaro has been rehabilitating at the center since shattering three bones in his right hind leg just a few strides into the Preakness on May 20.

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