Prepurchase exams are an important part of buying a horse. Our doctors take pride in conducting thorough physical and lameness testing as part of your prepurchase exam. If you chose to you can also add on radiographs and/or a drug screen. Upon completion of the visit you will get a letter (usually within 48 hours) going over the doctor’s findings and any recommendations they may have.

Routine elements of the exam will include:

  • General physical exam
  • Ocular exam
  • Cardiovascular exam (at rest and following exercise)
  • Lameness exam including flexion tests and dynamic examination while being ridden

Optional elements may include:

  • Survey digital radiographs
  • Routine bloodwork (complete blood count, biochemistry, Coggins test, drug testing)

It is important to objectively evaluate your own goals and expectations regarding the potential purchase.  Do not be afraid to ask us questions before and during the exam in order for us to help you make the best decision possible regarding your new equine partner.

Please give us a call today to schedule a pre-purchase exam if you are looking into acquiring a horse.