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BARBARO UPDATE: News conference scheduled for 11

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Freelance Hack, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Supposed to give an update on the horse's condition at that time.

    Not sure if the conference will be accessible via the Net.
  2. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Anyone else get the feeling they're going to say Barbaro is dead?
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I'd think we'd have heard that by now, if that was the case.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Well, maybe they'll say they have to put down Barbaro.
  5. Tiger16

    Tiger16 Member

    Purely a hunch, but I think they'll deliver at least semi good news
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    You can watch from this Web site.


    Not sure if you have to subscribe/register, though.
  7. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Vet says Barbaro has had "even more serious" complications over the last couple days.

    Laminitis (sp?) main culprit.
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Prognosis for life and comfort significantly diminsihed, but after long discussions with connections -- they have decided to continue treatment.

    Just called laminitis "catastrophic."

    Yet he says the Jacksons' only concern is the horse's comfort. They say everything else is fine with the horse.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Is continuing treatment really what's in the best interest of the animal? I'm not one of those extremist PETA freaks, but I can't come up with a single reason to keep flogging this horse with medical treatments other than they want the stud fees the horse will command. Certainly in the best interest of the breeder, but this seems abusive to me.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Ding, ding: "stud fees."
  11. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Well, if you were the animal, are you sure you'd be all that eager for the alternative?
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Somehow, I don't think the horse has at any point contemplated his mortality.
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