Better Talk Now expected to go home
Better Talk Now, winner of the 2004 John Deere Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), is expected to be released from the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center this weekend and return to Graham Motion’s Herringswell Stables in Fair Hill, Maryland, according to Luis Castro, D.V.M., veterinarian for Herringswell. The 12-year-old gelding was admitted to New Bolton in critical condition on September 20 with symptoms that suggested botulism, although no definitive diagnosis has been established. Castro described the horse’s symptoms as impaired swallowing and diminished function of the esophagus that allowed stomach contents to reflux and be aspirated into the horse’s lungs, causing pneumonia. At New Bolton, Better Talk Now received supportive care and is now doing well and eating normally. Better Talk Now earned $4,356,664 and won or placed in19 stakes races over anine season career.—DeniseSteffanus, Thorougbred Times
I’m going over later this afternoon to pick him up and I’m taking my camera to hopefuly get some photo’s of the people who have been so wonderful to him over there.
We will need to keep an eye on his fibrinogen level which is still a little high but the feeling is he is on the road to complete recovery.