Animal Rescue Unit had the vet out to see Jax yesterday, and the vet agreed that it was most likely something
neurological. Even if it's not EMND as Casey and I suspected, it's not good. An interesting discovery though - a lip tattoo identifies Jax as a Standardbred, not a Morgan or QH cross.
Brogan Horton runs ARU, and she told Casey that Jax is going to spend his remaining time happily in the pasture at ARU until the time comes when his quality of life takes a turn for the worse. We are so grateful for this.
Brogan and ARU do an amazing job taking care of sick and neglected horses. Every horse adopted from ARU comes with a lifetime come back guarantee, and if the horse is over 21 they issue a euthanasia certificate that says that either ARU will take the horse back to have it put down, or will split the cost with the new owner.
They could use some help if you have any extra funds. Below is a picture of four horses that they recently took into their care:
Some of their current costs include:
- $700/week hay bill
- $600 vet visit bill
- $115 equine dentist bill
- $140 farrier bill