Pre-Purchase Examinations

Services offered during a pre-purchase examination:

  • Flexion Test
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Ultrasound
  • Drug Screening
  • Bloodwork
  • Ophthalmic Exam
  • Static Examination
  • Hoof Tester Response
  • Scope

It is important to remember that the pre-purchase examination can only give information about the horse’s health and condition on the day of the examination. While this information is particularly important, it is never a complete picture. Many factors that impact a horse’s health are not necessarily detectable on the day of the examination. The veterinarian cannot predict the horse’s future, and no guarantee can be issued.

The role of the veterinarian in the pre-purchase examination is not to “pass” or “fail” the horse. Instead, it is to help you make an informed decision by providing information about the horse’s health. Ultimately, the decision to purchase this animal can only be made by the prospective buyer. Remember, the veterinarian is happy to discuss any questions the prospective buyer may have about the examination findings.