Services/Equine/End of Life Care and Euthanasia

Sadly times come when our animals are reaching the end of their natural life due to old age or disease.

We understand that you will want your beloved horse or pony to be as comfortable as possible until the end, but not to prolong their suffering beyond the point where they have a good quality of life.

We are lucky that we have the option of euthanasia for our animals to allow them to have a peaceful end of life.

Sometimes a sedative may be administered first to reduce their stress, then a final injection of an overdose of a barbiturate anaesthetic is given, sometimes through a catheter placed in a vein.

We understand you may want to be with your companion right up to the end or you may want another member of our team to be present instead. Whatever decision you make we can assure you that they will cared in a peaceful manner.

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