If it is not an emergency situation, you and your veterinarian can make some decisions in advance. This planning can help make the process easier for you. Consider things like:

  • Where and when the procedure will be performed
  • If you wish to be present during the procedure or not
  • How and when the body will be removed
  • Where the body will be moved to
  • Allowing yourself and your family to grieve
  • If necessary, notifying your horse’s insurance company in advance