Knowing when to euthanize a horse with DSLD can be tricky as a horse can put up with a lot of pain and seem normal. Always consult with your vet about your horse’s quality of life and let them guide you with their experience with euthanizing a horse with DSLD.
How do you know when to euthanize a horse with laminitis? Sometimes the answer is clear, and sometimes it’s not. Your veterinarian can help you decide if it’s time to release your horse from its pain, or if there’s still hope for a good quality of life.
A horse with Cushing’s can live a long life with proper care. But unfortunately, there comes a point in a horse’s life where the late stages of Cushing’s disease decrease its quality of life, and euthanasia may be necessary.