Saying goodbye to a beloved horse is one of the most stressful events faced by families. All too often end of life decisions have to be made quickly due to sudden onset of illness or injury, only adding to the stress for both family and patient. County Line Equine understands just how difficult this time is, and we are dedicated to doing whatever we can to help your family say goodbye. This page is dedicated to all aspects of end of life decisions, from knowing when it is time, to resources for what to do after the passing. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions regarding end of life decisions, let us help you with the details so that you can focus on being with your loved ones.

Grieving is a natural and healthy part of the healing process. Some people find comfort in sharing their story and memories of their horse with others, we wanted to provide an outlet for you to do just that. We invite you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved horse, or other animal friend, by filling out the form below.

Knowing When it is Time
The most common question we receive regarding end of life decisions, is knowing when it is time. This is a very difficult question to answer, because it is a very personal and varies between patients and families. We invite you to contact us to discuss with a doctor your individual circumstances. Listed here are some general guidelines for knowing it is time.

  • Significant weight loss in a short period of time, despite proper nutrition
  • Refusing to eat
  • Chronic, uncontrollable pain
  • Inability to rise from a down position
  • Separating themselves from their herd mates

Resources for Handling Remains
Graver Livestock Removal

  • Yorkville, IL
  • (630) 908-0096

KFK Livestock Removal

  • Maple Park, IL
  • (630) 878-4253

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