Central West Equine believes that a pre-purchase examination is essential prior to the purchase of any horse whether it is an expensive racehorse, high level performance horse, broodmare or a kids pony. Not only are horses often expensive to purchase but the ongoing costs are also expensive so we believe it is important to make the right decision. A pre-purchase examination allows an independent examination of the horse via an experienced equine veterinarian and often these examinations turn up issues that the vendor was not even aware of. As all Central West Equine veterinarians are members of the Australian Equine Veterinary Association, all pre-purchase examination will be carried out using their strict guidelines and protocols. The examination can be tailored to your needs, it can range from a standard clinical and lameness examination right up to and including x-rays, ultrasounds, endoscopes, ECG, blood test etc. At the end of the examination you will be given a 4 page minimum report outlining all the findings both good and bad. The idea of a pre-purchase examination is not to “pass or fail” a horse but rather to identify issues and inform the purchaser of the significance of these and the likely long term effects of these issues. Having any issues identified it then allows the purchaser to make the most informed decision possible.
If you are looking at purchasing a horse please phone Central West Equine to discuss what is involved in a pre-purchase examination.