Stem cells give Barbaro's half-brother a chance to run again

by WHAS editors

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Posted on February 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

TUSCON, Ariz. (WHAS11) -- A famous horse has a new lease on life thanks to a cutting-edge stem cell treatment.

He's the half-brother to Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro and he’s known around the world as Dynaking, but the people who rescued him in Tucson, Ariz. call him "Gifted."

He was born to run, but now he can barely walk. "Gifted" suffers from a condition that affects horses feet, an inflammation of the hoof that kills if left untreated.

Veterinarian Dr. Vernon Dryden flew to Arizona from Kentucky to help.

“What he has is a very difficult thing to overcome and really truly we're not going to cure him but we're going to try to prolong his life,” Dryden said.

Now the recovery is up to "Gifted."

“He's got the will to live like no horse I’ve ever seen before. He is a fighter,” Judy Glore, Heart of Tucson president, said.  
 

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Stem cells give Barbaro's half-brother a chance to run again

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