Tower Grove Park's beloved horse dead at age 21 - KMOV.com

Tower Grove Park's beloved horse dead at age 21

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Jimmy Joe (Credit: Tower Grove Park) Jimmy Joe (Credit: Tower Grove Park)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Tower Grove Park’s beloved horse died late Wednesday night.

Friday morning, the park posted that a ranger noticed Jimmy Joe was ill on Wednesday morning. The park contacted his veterinarian, who said he had “a possible internal infection due to a thinning of the colon that is common in older horses.”

The park said they agreed to follow the veterinarian's recommendations of moving the 21-year-old horse to a clinic for a heavy course of antibiotics. He was found dead inside his stall at the clinic shortly before 9 p.m.

The veterinarian said he died from complications due to colic.

The park said they are planning to plant a tribute tree near the stables.

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