End of life options

Being prepared and knowing what to do in the event of sudden death or necessary euthanasia ensures that you don’t have to organise arrangements in the midst of grieving.

Planning and knowing where to go for practical and compassionate end of life advice is essential so that your companion’s death is dealt with humanely, and sensitively.

The horse must be collected quickly, sympathetically, efficiently and at a mutually acceptable price which the owner can afford, and which ensures the collector can provide a quality, professional and timely service.

Notification of death: The Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO) who issued your horse’s passport should be notified within 30 days of their death, as should your veterinary practice to avoid vaccination reminders arriving afterwards.


Euthanasia is the intentional causing of a painless death

More about euthanasia

Natural death

The Equine End of Life Service can help you make the necessary arrangements if your horse dies suddenly

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