We understand how upsetting this time can be for horse owners. Our aim is to make the process as quick and as smooth as possible to minimise any unnecessary upset.
When a horse has died, some people like to have it removed as soon as possible as they find it distressing having the horse lying there for any length of time. Others prefer to spend time with the horse after it has passed.
We will always try and arrange a collection for a time that suits the horse owner.
To try and make the process of organising a collection as hassle free as possible, the details we require at the time of the collection request are:
> Owners name
> Collection Address
> Billing address (If different to collection address)
> Contact number
> Height of the horse
> Special requests for collection ie – after 12pm but before 3pm
1. We can humanely put horses down at no extra charge with the use of a captive bolt gun.
2. All our drivers are licensed and have experience putting down animals with the captive bolt gun.
3. This method of euthanasia is extremely quick and effective so the horse will not suffer.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CARCASS?
After collection, the carcass will be delivered to our category 1 rendering site in Dumfries.
The carcass is then prepared for the rendering process to begin. Moisture is dried off in a disk dryer before fat (Tallow) is separated from solid elements.
The fat is put through a filtration process ready to be used in biodiesel for the automotive industry. The solid element is pressed, leaving a dry powder called Meat and Bone Meal (Cat 1 MBM) ready to be used as a fuel for power stations or cement kilns.