When it is time to properly dispose of a large animal such as a dead horse, horse owners and ranch owners have limited options for disposal of an equine carcass. Options for dead horse disposal vary by location but can include burial, composting, rendering, and cremation/incineration. At Firelake Manufacturing, we manufacture cremators and incinerators that can be used for proper disposal of large animal carcasses such as horses.
Dead Horse Removal Options
Burial & Landfills – Horse burial options vary from state to state, and even within the state. There are also laws as to where the horse can be buried and how deep. Not all municipal landfills accept animals or horses, specifically.
Composting – Composting can take 9-10 months and is available in certain areas. Contact your state’s Department of Agriculture for more information.
Rendering – With rendering, horse carcasses are “cooked” into end products used for animal feeds. Not all states have rendering plants, and they are more common in the Midwest.
Cremation or Incineration – Horse cremation is an environmentally friendly way to handle horse carcass removal. Since bringing your dead horse to a crematory can cost $600-$1000, ranch owners often choose to invest in their own cremation or incinerator to make horse removal affordable and efficient.
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Horse Cremation Service Providers Needed
If you are a vet clinic or pet crematory, have you considered adding large animal or horse cremation to your services? There are limited options for horse owners to humanely dispose of their horse, and you could provide a valuable service to people who want to honor their companion. Many crematoriums are for smaller pets and are not be able to cremate a whole horse. If whole horse cremation is not available in your area, this may be an opportunity for veterinarians to provide large animal cremation.
Firelake Manufacturing provides large animal cremators that can accommodate a whole horse. These cremations products serve the needs of ranch owners, pet crematories, and veterinary clinics, and more.
Interested in learning more about the proper disposal of animal carcasses and horse cremation? Click here to read about our large animal incinerators. Firelake Manufacturing can answer your questions, help you locate a local dealer, and get you started. Call us today at 800-820-3391 or contact us here.