We received the answer from the doctor that was supposed to operate Mircea (the horse). And the news isn't good at all. They can't do anything for him.
I will put here the emails.
First answer from the doctor:
"I am sorry about the late answer, but I was out of my emails few days long. It looks an inoperable osteochondroma, but I am sending your pictures to Switzerland to discuss them, because I could see only one patient like this....
Another mail from us:
Many thanks for your reply. I forgot to tell you, that we are not talking about a sport horse. It is horse that is now in a shelter for horses in Romania and we would like only to offer him a normal life, to sit, eat and walk, nothing to do practically, but some years of silent, comforting life. The people in the shelter who take care of him do not want to put him down to sleep, without trying to save his life.
Many thanks for your response and help. "
The doctor's response:
"Unfortunatelly this problem looks an inoperable osteochondroma, what I wrote you before. I attached an article pair in this field from EVE. If the owner would like to do something, we can perform a CT examination from the affected region and we can do a biopsy and histopathological examination. But this is only diagnostic and not treatment. We can try the surgery as well, but we will put him down during the surgery, 99,9%....
So I think the surgery and the transport are only waste of time and money and only bad for the horse. You should keep him comfortable as you can (phenylbutason etc.), and if it is not possible, the euthanasia is the best for the horse and the owner too.
"I am not what just I am - I am who I am not yet" (M. Heidegger)