The University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary Medicine and Science are inviting horse owners to take part in a research project investigating euthanasia decision-making, which has been funded by The Horse Trust.
This research aims to investigate the experiences and opinions of those involved in euthanasia conversations and end of life decision-making processes for domestic equids (horses, donkeys, and their hybrids).
You must be at least 18 years of age to take part, and be one of the following:
- A current owner/carer of a horse, donkey, or horse/donkey hybrid (including loaners, sharers etc.)
- A professional involved in equine care or management (e.g. yard manager, groom, professional rider, breeder, trainer etc.)
- A member of equine veterinary staff (including veterinarians, vet nurses, reception staff etc.)
- A professional involved in equine healthcare or welfare (e.g. farrier, dentist, physiotherapist, behaviourist, nutritionist, knacker/slaughter person, equine charity worker etc.)
They are interested in hearing from both owners who have and have not made an end of life decision. However, you must be a current horse owner/carer, or current equine professional to participate.