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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Ask The Vet? - The Pre-Purchase Examination

Written by Courtesy of AAEP           
I am buying a horse and a lameness exam seems a waste of money. What is really important to know and tests be taken when considering buying a horse? I am about to buy an 8-year-old that moves very well. What are the hidden considerations?

A thorough pre-purchase exam is an important part of buying a horse. For most equine practitioners, the lameness portion of the exam is only a small part. The horse should be examined from nose to tail, including the eyes, heart, lungs, oral cavity, skin, and musculoskeletal system. This "vetting" is crucial to help you decide if the horse will be a suitable match.


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