Horses Prepurchase exam
Buying a new horse is a time of great expectations and often requires a significant investment. You have worked hard to get your money and want to make sure your money is well spent and we must be alert and well advised when buying and selling
horses. We can verify your new horse from nose to tail … !!
In our Sport Horse Vet service, each pre-purchase test will be aimed at determining specifically the state of health of each horse at the time of such examination.
At Sport Horse Vet we do a “risk analysis” to determine the horse’s ability to perform and sustain a specific activity in equestrian sport.
A pre-purchase test can be used as a basis for comparison in future tests or to know if the problem that occurs clinically, occurs after the purchase, the evaluation includes all devices and systems.
Each pre-purchase examination will begin with a complete clinical examination, complete evaluation of the lameness, conformation analysis, respiratory examination, radiography in horses of the joints, sonographic examination of ligaments and tendons, laboratory blood analysis (complete equine profile, analysis of blood drug, specific analysis of the disease) ophthalmic review, oral examination, digital electrocardiogram.
This pre-purchase exam of horses, that we do in Spor Horses Vet is done in different stages. In a methodical way so that we must overcome the different stages to move on to the next one. In summary the different stages of our method are;
It is the beginning of the pre-purchase horse exam, it consists of a buyer interview to understand the need of the future buyer. What are the expectations that the client wants from the future athlete and partner?
Full Clinical examination
Complete physical examination, once this is done, an evaluation and discussion with the client will be carried out, to continue with the next phase of the exam.
High quality images will be obtained given our experience and for working with high resolution portable equipment.
In some occasions and things that appear in a pre-purchase exam, we need more complementary diagnoses to evaluate them, such as an echographic examination in tendons or an endoscopic examination of the upper respiratory tract., Etc.
Once the pre-purchase horses evaluation has been completed, we will sit down with the client and report our findings. Clients will have a written report of the findings.
The pre-purchase test conducted by Sport Horses Vet has a standardized method of the findings found. With the advantages that this test is recognized by the government, horse insurance companies, studbooks and specialized veterinarians association. This set of points makes the pre-purchase exam carried out by Sport Horse Vet, have a seriousness and remarkable confidence, which will provide the future buyer with a conclusive idea of the future sports of the horse chosen to acquire.
The specific observations and suggestions made by the possible future owner are treated with special attention, such as; X-rays of the neck, specific tests for infectious diseases and / or blood drug compounds, horse endoscopy, ultrasound examinations of horses, ophthalmological tests, specifics and additional reproductive tests that are generally recommended by our horse veterinarians or requested by future owners.