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Table 2 Number of horses euthanised by the practicing veterinary profession on medical grounds, or at the request of owners, the Gardai or Local Authorities in 2010 and 2011

From: A demographic survey of unwanted horses in Ireland in 2011 and totals for 2012 and a comparison with 2010

  2010 2011
Vets responding 79 72
Total euthanised 237 197
Medical conditions 209 55
Non medical / owner request / old age 13 61
Gardai request 15 1