If you own a horse, you have a financial investment you should protect.
An Equine Mortality policy is designed to protect your financial investment in your horse(s). The intent of the coverage is to lighten the burden of losing a horse due to an unforeseen/unexpected accident, injury, disease or illness.
Most horse owners feel insurance is too expensive. Truth is, if you own a horse and could not afford to replace it or pay thousands in vet/hospital bills you should seriously consider investing in Equine Mortality coverage.
*To obtain Major Medical coverage, you must carry Mortality coverage.*
Major Medical coverage is designed offset the cost of vet bills for first occurrence emergency major medical expenses, such as unforeseen/unexpected accidents, injury, disease or illnesses.
This could include but is not limited to coverage on Colic surgery, Laminitis treatment, Gastric Ulcers, diagnosing and treating Lamenesses, etc.
Please note: preventative treatment such as worming, coggins, and routine physical exams, shoeing, dental work, injections and farm calls are not covered. This coverage is typically available for horses 31 days -15 years old.
What is not covered under a Equine Mortality
and Major Medical policy?
Transportation : Veterinary travel and farm call charges are not covered.
Birth Defects : Developmental, growth, nutritional and congenital conditions, including but not limited to: cryptochid, umbilical hernia, corrective treatments for contracted tendons, or club foot.
Voluntary Surgery :Including but not limited to: correcting laryngeal hemiplegia, correcting entrapment of epiglottis, neurectomy, castration, caslicks and any cosmetic procedures.
Alternative Therapies : Including but not limited to: chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, whirlpool, treadmill, and laser and magnetic therapies. (Varies by company)
Dental Services : Unless necessitated by a visible, external, accidental and violent means injury.
Farrier Services : Regardless of whether or not medically necessitated.
Joint Treatment for Maintenance : Including but not limited to: injections of synovial fluid, simulators or replacers including corticosteroids and anabolic steroids.
Radial Shock Wave Therapy : Broad spectrum is typically covered.
Post Mortem or Necropsy Procedures : Which are almost always required when a horse dies or is euthanized.
Treatment rendered more than 90‐120 days prior to notifying the company of the condition.
(The time frame varies depending on your insurance company)
Additional Coverage Options
This coverage can be added if the full major medical coverage is not desired or too expensive. This is an endorsement provides coverage for the expense of surgery necessitated by accident, injury or illness.
According to the insurance companies the term surgery refers to medical treatments that require the horse to undergo anesthesia. Annual limits range from $2,500 to $10,000.
This coverage is typically offered to horses over the age of 19 that can no longer qualify for standard Mortality coverage. It covers the horses investment in the case of death as a result of specific named causes, such as fire or lightning. This also includes coverage for theft.
Trip Transit and Extended Territory Coverage
This coverage is added when an insureds horse is traveling out of or into the United States. Trip Transit covers the horse when traveling in the air on a plane. While, Extended Territory covers the horse when on land outside of the continental United States. Please note: Some parts of the world are considered “un-insurable areas.”
Loss of Use