These are performed at the buyer's request to confirm suitability for the desired use: racing, dressage, showing.
Pre-purchase examinations for horses being sold internationally to countries such as Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, USA, and Australia are available. We also can complete the appropriate paperwork for horses going to those countries to race without being sold.
Two types of pre-purchase examinations are available:
- Partial examination, Stages 1 to 2:
Includes a thorough physical examinations, auscultation of lungs and heart, observation for lameness at trot in hand and flexion tests
- Full Examination, Stages 1 to 5:
Includes stages 1 to 2 as above, as well as, observation of the horse during work, during recovery after exercise and a final examination at walk and trot in straight line
Ancillary examinations such as endoscopy of upper airways, ECG with or without heart score, radiography, ultrasound and reproductive examinations can be included at the buyer’s request.