Euthanasia

When the sad time comes to say goodbye to your horse, Priors Farm are always available for sympathetic advice and we are here to help reduce the stress of dealing with what is always a emotional time.  We know that this will be a very difficult decision to make and as such our vets and office staff are available at anytime to talk to you about any questions you may have considering this decision and provide you with much needed support.

Once the decision has been made we will need a consent form signed by the owner to allow us to carry out the procedure. In certain circumstances this may not be possible so if this is the case a signature of consent from an agent present will be needed.

There are two options available for putting a horse to sleep; using a lethal injection or by using a gun Please speak to a member of the Priors Farm team to discuss which option you would prefer and we can answer any questions you may have.  Euthanasia can be carried out on-site at your yard, or if you prefer, you can bring your horse into the practice.

How your horse will be dealt with once euthanasia has been performed will depend on your circumstances and your personal thoughts; options can be discussed with a member of the Priors Farm team. Whichever option you decide on you can rest assured that your horse will be dealt with in a sympathetic and respectful way. Please be aware that disposal companies usually require payment at the time of collection.

Sometimes you may feel you may need to talk to someone experienced about the grief and sense of loss you will have when losing your horse. There are several resources which provide specialist support which can be accessed using the links below:

http://www.ourspecialfriends.com/

http://www.worldhorsewelfare.org/Just-in-Case

http://www.equinelossbereavement.com/

http://www.bluecross.org.uk/2083/Pet-BereavementSupportService.html