One of the hardest decisions we will ever have to make as a horse owner is choosing when to let them go. Advocating for our horse is one of our biggest responsibilities, and that includes recognizing when their quality of life is not what it should be and cannot be improved. This is especially difficult in lameness cases, since many are not old or otherwise unhealthy, so how do we best navigate this?
This topic is never easy, and it’s one that is very sensitive. But working in hoof rehab, I know it’s an important conversation, especially when it comes to sticking up for the voiceless ones in the equation, our equine companions.
On this week’s podcast episode, Dr. Sara Cook of Black Brook Veterinary Services talks about guidelines for euthanasia especially when it comes to lameness cases, recognizing chronic pain and suffering in our horses, and the euthanasia process. The more we open up this conversation, the more we can make better choices that will serve our equines.
You can hear the entire conversation on any podcast app under “The Humble Hoof,” or directly at the player above.
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