Sadly, part of animal ownership also includes end of life. This may come about from old age, injury or for welfare reasons.
Elected or selected end of life procedures used in the United Kingdom are humane bolt or intravenous lethal injection.
Our vets at Central Equine Vets are all fully trained in intravenous lethal injection and will be able to provide extensive and sympathetic advice on this procedure to horse owners.
Where this procedure is pre-planned, an appointment is made with your vet. Please be re-assured that this procedure can not be rushed and our vets take great care over ensuring that it goes smoothly for your horse. Some owners prefer not to be present during the appointment, however you are of course very welcome to do so and our vets can talk you through each stage of the procedure, so that you can fully understand when your horse is finally at rest.
There are a few options for where you horse goes once the procedure has been carried out and our Practice staff as well as our vets can give you this information upon request.