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Dealing with Grief when a Horse Dies

Horse & Rider magazine shares resources and links helpful in dealing with grief in the wake of a horse's death.
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In "The Riding Family" column in the March 2007 issue of Horse & Rider magazine, author Jenny Meyer offers suggestions for handling a child's grief when a beloved horse dies. Here are additional resources:

Pet Loss Support Hotlines

University of California at Davis

800-565-1526

www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/petloss

Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

607-253-3932

www.vet.cornell.edu/org/petloss

University of Illinois, Champaign

877-394-2273

www.cvm.uiuc.edu/CARE

Michigan State University, East Lansing

517-432-2696

Tufts University, North Grafton, Mass.

508-839-7966

www.tufts.edu/vet/petloss

Washington State University, Pullman

509-335-5704

University of Florida, Gainesville

352-392-4700, ext. 4080

Literature

Pet Loss. Contact American Veterinary Medical Association at 1-800-248-AVMA, or check with your veterinarian.

The Loss of Your Pet. American Animal Hospital Association's Member Service Center at 1-800-252-2242, or check with your veterinarian.

When Your Animal Dies. Contact American Veterinary Medical Association at 1-800-248-AVMA, or check with your veterinarian.

Beyond the Rainbow Bridge. Online at HorseBooksEtc.com or call 1-800-952-5813.

Organizations

Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, Brooklyn, N.Y.

718-382-0690

www.aplb.org

Rainbow's Bridge, Cape Canaveral, Fla.

www.rainbowsbridge.com