Claim form request
To claim for the death of your horse, all horse owners need to be aware of the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Guidelines for the Destruction of Horses.
The horse’s condition must meet these criteria.
The guidelines state that ‘an affected horse’ needs to meet the following requirements:
“That the insured horse sustains and injury or manifests an illness or disease that is so severe as to warrant immediate destruction to relieve incurable and excessive pain and that no other options for treatment are available to that horse at that time.”
“If immediate destruction cannot be justified then the attending veterinary surgeon should provide effective first aid treatment before:
For an insurer to consider a death claim there must be no treatment options available and this is irrespective of other considerations such as the horse’s age, temperament or ability to perform in a particular discipline.
It is your responsibility to provide veterinary care for your horse regardless of whether this is covered by your insurance and your contract for any veterinary care provided is with your vet. We cannot agree to accept a claim (either by telephone or email) until we are in receipt of the completed claim forms and all other relevant information we have requested.
For the full terms, conditions and exclusions please refer to your policy wording.