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Re: [RC] Barbaro - Diane Trefethen


This article says, "Richardson, who has treated Barbaro since the colt shattered his right hind leg a few yards after the start of the Preakness Stakes on May 20, said..."

"Shattered" gives the impression of a virtual explosion of the leg. Did the leg fail that totally or did it sustain just a single fracture or were there multiple fractures and "shattered" was just hyperbole?

Regardless of the degree of failure, does anyone here have thoughts on the cause of such a breakdown? Genetically deficient? Insufficient conditioning? Diet deficient in the nutrients to build "strong teeth and strong bones"?


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