Phosphorescent’s surgery was a success on Monday. Dr. Baker reports that there was grooving on the bottom of both cannon bones as a result of wear and tear. He was able to smooth out the areas and remove the small ankle chips. Phosphorescent was also gelded while under anesthesia (see more in Terry's note from yesterday). He is resting comfortably and his recovery from surgery was uncomplicated.
He will be out of training for three-four months. The prognosis for successful return to races and return to the same level of competition is very favorable. We think he is primed to be even better in 2011 than he was in 2010. Most good turf horses get better with age.
During this time, he will receive IRAP therapy to help reduce inflammation and to strengthen the cartilage in his joints. Click here to learn more about the therapy. He will on stall rest for a few weeks before starting turnout in a small round pen on Dr. Baker’s farm.
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