Kumeu Veterinary Service Limited > Services > Horses > Equine Pre-purchase Examinations

By: Kumeu Veterinary Service  06-Dec-2011
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A pre-purchase examination is recommended for all horses regardless of the intended use or the value of the horse. For horses insured above a certain value many Insurance comapanies will require an examination prior to insuring the horse. this examination is similar in nature to a standard pre-purchase examination.

The purpose of the examination is not to pass or fail a horse, but to alert the buyer to any pre-existing conditions determined during the examination.  This information ensures that an informed decision can be made by the purchaser. Ancillary examinations, such as endoscopy, radiography, ECG or a reproductive examination may also be required.There are two options for a pre-purchase examination, a full examination (stages 1-5) or a partial examination (stages 1-2).Partial Examination (Stages 1-2)

Stage 1 Preliminary examination at rest
Stage 2 Examination during walking, trotting, turning and backingFull Examination (Stages 1-5)

Stage 1 Preliminary examination at rest
Stage 2 Examination during walking, trotting, turning and backing
Stage 3 Examination during and immediately after strenuous exercise
Stage 4 Examination after exercise
Stage 5 Re-examination during walking, trotting, turning and backing

Prior to conducting a pre-purchase examination we require the following two statements (which can be downloaded below) to be completed. If you are a regular client of the clinic please download the "Client" version of the form, if you are not a client of the clinic please download the "Non-client" version of the buyers statment.

1: Buyers Statement   
2: Owners Statement 

These two statements along with the veterinary report combine together to provide the buyer with a lawful, thorough document that can be used as part of the decision making process in purchasing the horse. If there are any questions in regards to the pre-purchase examination please do not hesitate to contact us. T o request a pre-purchase examination please contact the clinic by telephone (09 412 9016) and we can organise this for you.

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