After the recent loss of my beloved gelding, the topic of secondary toxicosis in wildlife came to mind. Digging a grave in dry, hard ground in December is never fun. Thankfully, my neighbor was kind enough to lend me his backhoe and his dad. He did question why the hole needed to be 8-10 feet deep. It was easy for me to switch to veterinary preventive medicine mode and explain the effects of the euthanasia solution on any potential wildlife scavengers.