Prepurchase Examinations is an important step when buying a horse. Our experienced veterinarians conduct thorough evaluations of the horse’s health and soundness, considering factors such as medical history, conformation, and performance. By following the established guidelines, we aim to provide you with a comprehensive assessment of the horse’s condition, helping you make an informed decision regarding your purchase.
A standard prepurchase consists of a thorough physical examination which includes auscultation of the heart and lungs, ophthalmologic examination as well as examining conformation and joints/tendons. The horse is than examined at the walk, trot and canter. Flexion tests are than performed followed by a brief neurologic examination. Radiographs, endoscopy of the upper respiratory tract as well as drug testing can be added to the standard prepurchase exam.