Squamous Cell Carcinoma
I have a 14 year old paint gelding named "Jackson", He is an amazing horse, bomb proof goes anywhere I ask him. Last week I found out he has squamous cell carcinoma and his tail needs to be amputated, he well have nothing left to defend himself from flies. My question is this, Am I being selfish our cruel by having it amputated? He will have a fly sheet and night turnout, I don't want to make him suffer with no tail. I don't want to have him put down with out a chance, he is healthy other wise. I want to do what is right or him not me. Opinions are appreciated. Thanks.